Google's Android Wear smartwatches could look like these renders

Google's Android Wear smartwatches could look like these renders
We've already heard that Google has been prototyping a pair of Android Wear smartwatches that could be built in house, but based on the fish-themed codenames of the devices -- Angelfish and Swordfish -- we're guessing they are more likely Nexus devices. We had gotten vague descriptions before but now there are a couple product renders to show what the devices could look like.

According to the report, there are two devices in the works, the larger (Angelfish) will be more premium with options like LTE connectivity and GPS, while the smaller (Swordfish) will likely be less expensive. The images we're getting are renders recreated from "primary source material" (we assume that means images or even the products themselves) in order to protect the source of the originals. That said, Android Police tends to be solid with their info in cases like this. 

Both devices feature perfectly round displays, which means the bezels have to be a bit thicker than that on the Moto 360. The Angelfish watch will reportedly not use Google's MODE interchangeable watch bands, but Swordfish will. Angelfish is also reportedly thicker in order to house the LTE hardware and a larger battery. 

What do you think of how these watches look? Are you interested? 


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18 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7415; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Hurry up Google, start selling them.

4. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Lol! Just go buy any round watch running Android Wear!

7. cheetah2k

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Tizen will still be better, less laggy, less buggy. Go Sammy. Show them how its done!

14. sgodsell

Posts: 7415; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Android Wear is not laggy at all. Not to mention Android Wear has been out for a few years now. Plus it's based on Marshmallow now. Not to mention Android Wear has a lot more apps than Tizen, hands down.

17. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Tizen sucks, it has less apps than Windows phone.

2. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 417; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Ha I'm surprised anyone uses this Android wear such utter crap. Microsoft band 3 will be the only form of watch/band on my arm. Surface phone, band 3 and surface book will take over the world and change life this stuff is built by aliens in area 51. Praise Microsoft.

9. aegislash

Posts: 1509; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Surface Book will be the only decently selling device you've listed. While Surface Phone might end up being a solid smartphone, it will not *take over the world* with inevitably poor sales, and the same can be said about Band 3. The only Windows mobile devices I ever see people using are those cheap $49 pre-paid AT&T GoPhones. As for bands/watches, I have yet to see a Band/Band 2 in the wild. The only things I see on peoples' wrists are Gear S2, Apple Watch, FitBit, and Android Wear watches. Just face it...Windows 10 Mobile will never catch on. It came around way too late in the game.

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Same here. Have yet to see a person with Microsoft band. They should be a bit more aggressive to show case it. Personally I am happy with my moto 360 sports. It's my current daily driver. It's encourage me to exercise as much as possible.

11. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 417; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Android wear is a dead os walking and what are you talking about I see plenty with a band 2 maybe you need to go to the gym a place you might not visit.

15. sgodsell

Posts: 7415; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You clearly like to show the world how ignorant or stupid you really are. Android Wear is using CPUs from day one, plus they use 512 MB of RAM or more, with 4gb of storage or more. The Microsoft band and band 2 use a MCU with only 1-2mb of ram and a few more MB of storage. Both MS bands only have Bluetooth and no WiFi. Storage is so limited on both of MS bands, that you can't install any music. If you want fitness, then the MS band is not too bad. If you want anything else, then MS bands are $hit, and have no growth path. There is already thousands of apps for Android Wear. There is next to nothing for MS bands. Not to mention existing Android app developers could easily add Android Wear functionality to their existing apps without actually creating an Android Wear app. Something that is impossible for MS bands. So please, continue to show us your totally blind ignorant view of MS band.

18. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

For your information. Microsoft band is not available outside US. I can't buy it even if I want one which I don't.

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5717; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Even the Surface Book sales are pretty low The Surface and Surface Pro are popular, the Surface Book is a niche product That's from someone who's waiting for the next Surface Pro

12. tedkord

Posts: 17387; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Band is functional, but ugly. As a piece of jewelry, it should be fashionable.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31247; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Make em rectangular.

5. Alpha1

Posts: 100; Member since: Jul 06, 2016

Swordfish better be thin, are you listening Google? No one wants a damn hockey puck on their wrists.

6. Awalker

Posts: 1981; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

They published the thickness in an earlier article. Supposedly it's 10.6mm.

8. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

I agree with some of these comments. I have tried several Android wear watch's and they are all buggy and not used friendly. I also tried ms band 2 and apple watch and think apple watch is probably the most reliable and user friendly watch that works most consistently and has a speaker. I tried Lte watches and they suck battery badly and really are just gimmicky IMO. But a speaker is a necessity to me for alerts and a quick phone call while driving or in store. Looks wise I think the ms band 2 nails it and is more accurate as a fitness watch. If the ms band 3 comes with a speaker and better voice and search command functions I believe it would be my favorite. Anyways these are just my experiences.

13. tedkord

Posts: 17387; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Those look good. That's how a watch is supposed to look.

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