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Google 'actively exploring' market for smartwatch, could make its own

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Google 'actively exploring' market for smartwatch, could make its own
Google is “actively exploring” the possibility of making a smartwatch, and that would be huge news if true. The rumor comes from an insider’s whispers shared by Business Insider

More specifically, Google is looking for the possible ways of marketing such a smartwatch.

Now, that’s where it starts to get murky - there is no information on just what kind of a smartwatch that would be, what would be the form factor, and would it run on some version of Android. While those are all open questions, it seems that what bothers Google most first is the way to market the device before thinking or sharing the technical details.

And we’ve seen that there is a tremendous interest in a smartwatch. Pebble, a Bluetooth smartwatch, raised record funds of more than $10 million on Kicstarter and is now shipping. Apple is also allegedly looking into the possibility of making a smartwatch of its own.

And of course we’ve seen this patent of a flip-out smartwatch filed by Google earlier on.

Will it arrive to market? Too hard to tell right now, but we are definitely excited by the possibility. How about you? What would you like to see in a smartwatch?

source: Business Insider

Google 'actively exploring' market for smartwatch, could make its own

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posted on 24 Jan 2013, 08:55 7

1. CorianU (Posts: 27; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


I would snatch a smartwatch from Google up in a heartbeat

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 09:02

2. .warrenmosler (Posts: 5; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


Cant wait for a watch with a 6 inch screen and a stylus...

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 09:48 4

5. CorianU (Posts: 27; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


You could always strap a Note 2 to your wrist lol

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 09:06

3. plgladio (Posts: 311; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


I've Motorola MotoActv actually bought for running, but scored some good points in battery and its my all time watch.
Little additions into it and Googrola can make a good smartwatch.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 09:47 1

4. schinnak (Posts: 80; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


its about time some one came with a good smart watch and its cant be anyone better than google. go for it google !

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 09:51 2

6. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3235; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I don't think it's a smart monetary decision to buy an expensive smart watch when you already have a smartphone that can do everything it does plus more.

What you the need for it be other than trying to look cool?

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 14:08 2

11. Aeires (unregistered)


"What you the need for it be other than trying to look cool?"

Exactly why people buy iPhones.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 15:52 1

14. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3235; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I can think of many reasons why people buy iPhones.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 14:57 1

13. rusticguy (Posts: 2820; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


For once i agree with you :)

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 15:55 1

15. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3235; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I can't think of any reason for you not to.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:49

16. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Shocking, isnt it...I kinda agree too....lol My watch is one of the few things I get for style purposes. I have a Kenneth Cole that looks real nice. I cant do these types of watches anymore.

I actually dont think you would look cool with it, for my tastes anyway.

Some ppl do tho....so I wont totally knock it. My kids mother tried to get me a watch similar to this...I'm glad she didnt...lol.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 21:08

19. thunderbolt (Posts: 76; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


Yea these smartwatches look stupid.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:01 4

7. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


I'll take a PiPboy 3000, please.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:51

17. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


lol....reminds me...I gotta finish replacing my 360 library...

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:03 1

8. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 847; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Some smart watches cost as much as a decent watch so why not. I was using a nano as a watch for a while for the same price i'd normally spend on a watch plus the added benefit of a music player. As long as the price isn't too crazy then I'm in.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:59

9. IU_Lover (Posts: 35; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


Sony made a smart watch too! lol

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 12:03

10. emadshiny (Posts: 1127; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


GOOGLE, a copycat of SONY

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 14:44 2

12. deago78 (Posts: 156; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


The difference will be that google's watch will work.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:52 1

18. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Who isnt a copycat at this point in time? If you step back and look at alot of devices, technology...damn near everything is a copy cat.

I swear...I see less copy cat comments in the video game, TV, car world...and when it is mentioned...its not in a negative way.

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