Google’s Smartwatches Said to Launch Q1 2017

BY Evan Selleck

Published 13 Oct 2016

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Before Google had its announcement event earlier this month for the Pixel and Pixel XL, it was rumored that the company would also be unveiling brand new Android Wear-based smartwatches.

That didn’t end up happening, despite plenty to announce, so obviously the Rumor Mill has to start working out another date to look ahead to. Thanks to Evan Blass (@evleaks), the Rumor Mill has come through. According to the serial leaker, Google’s new smartwatches will launch in the first quarter of 2017.

That would line up with Google’s plans for Android Wear 2.0, which the company now plans to launch in the early part of 2017, too.

As far as other rumors go, Google is reportedly working on the 43.5mm “Angelfish” and the 42mm “Swordfish.” The former of the pair is said to boast GPS and LTE support, while the Swordfish will reportedly not feature those two elements in its smaller case.

Are you holding off on buying an Android Wear smartwatch until Google releases its own?

[via Android Police; @evleaks]