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Google patents smartwatch concept with touch sensitive wristband

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Google patents smartwatch concept with touch sensitive wristband
So, it looks like Google Glass may not be the only unusual wearable gadget that the tech giant is currently working on. If this recently discovered patent is to go by, a Google-made smartwatch of some kind may be in the works as well. The device described in the application has a processor, a battery, a wireless transceiver, and a user interface to allow interaction with the wearer. But that's all stuff we've seen already. It is something else that actually makes Google's smartwatch concept stand out. 

The wristband of the device is described as sensitive to touch, meaning that it may serve as an input device. That may potentially enable the user to scroll up and down through menus or even zoom in and out on things.

This actually isn't the first time we stumble upon a smartwatch patent application granted to Google. Last year, the company received a patent for such a device with augmented reality features. Yet tech and devices described in patent applications don't always materialize in the form of a commercial product, and we have no reasons to believe that a Google smartwatch will be launching anytime soon. Apple and Microsoft, on the other hand, may be a lot more willing to tap in this new smartwatch market, if rumors are to be trusted.

source: USPTO via Engadget

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posted on 02 May 2013, 08:14 12

1. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 4852; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Awesome, Google!
What's next, Google Underpants? :P

posted on 02 May 2013, 08:17 8

2. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Google Toothbrush!

posted on 02 May 2013, 08:20 11

4. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 4852; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Google Condoms!

posted on 02 May 2013, 08:32 16

6. Furbal (Posts: 143; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Error 404 gets a new meaning

posted on 02 May 2013, 08:41 4

7. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


^lmao!

posted on 02 May 2013, 08:43 4

8. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 4852; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Hahaha.......you made me laugh! xD

posted on 02 May 2013, 09:57 3

12. lyndon420 (Posts: 1642; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Google Hat.

posted on 02 May 2013, 10:02 1

13. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 4852; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


How about Google Helmet?

posted on 02 May 2013, 23:17 1

19. JunkCreek (Posts: 379; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Google Google Glass for wielding job. it is measure the temperature of wielding dan the optimum time to make sure the wielding is nice and done. heheheh...

posted on 02 May 2013, 08:19 10

3. yyuu1000 (Posts: 150; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


finally now apple cant say they inovated it

posted on 02 May 2013, 08:30 6

5. Pings (Posts: 289; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


There are already Android watches. You can buy now. Apple inovate? LMAO...

posted on 02 May 2013, 09:18 3

10. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 269; Member since: 07 May 2012)


like the sony smart watch

posted on 02 May 2013, 09:51 1

11. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 396; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


The SE LiveView was the first Android smartwatch by a phone manufacturer. The Sony SmartWatch is the LiveView's successor.

posted on 02 May 2013, 09:16 5

9. valapsp (Posts: 445; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


Hope it's waterproof.

posted on 02 May 2013, 10:41 2

14. poping (unregistered)


or a google watch with a 19 inch holographic display...

posted on 02 May 2013, 15:18

15. Supaheight (Posts: 66; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


yo what means LMAO

posted on 02 May 2013, 18:42 2

16. kissily (Posts: 53; Member since: 09 Oct 2012)


Wahts this with sudden interest in building smart watches by Google, Samsung and Apple. I don't use a watch when my phone can do all that... that is why it's called a smartphone

posted on 02 May 2013, 22:28 1

17. Daftama (Posts: 547; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Yes now sue Apple the min they drop the product

posted on 02 May 2013, 22:33 1

18. mydi.maus (unregistered)


YOU GUYS ARE CHILDISH!!

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