Google is supposedly working on a pair of smartwatches codenamed Angelfish and Swordfish. There is a chance that the two devices will be Nexus branded, but it is also likely that Google is working on something entirely different. Both are apparently in line for a release some time after the announcement of the next generation of Nexus smartphones.
Angelfish is said to bear some resemblance to the Moto 360 or LG Urbane; complete with LTE capability. It will ship with GPS, LTE, and heart rate monitor; with the idea that it functions as a standalone Android Wear device. Ideally, this plays into the announcement of standalone Android Wear apps from Google I/O earlier this year. That being said, the report indicates that Angelfish will be a somewhat thicker than normal smartwatch.
Swordfish, on the other hand, is set to be the smaller of the two smartwatches. The source claims that it will bear some resemblance to the Pebble Time Round; albeit with a thinner bezel. It will also lack the GPS and LTE capabilities available to Angelfish, although the existence of the heart rate monitor is current left in question.
Both smartwatches will be integrated with Google Assistant, allowing wearers to use a more conversational style of speech for voice search. Nobody has actually used Google Assistant yet, which leaves us wondering how it will be integrated into Android Wear. That in mind, it may be interesting to see if a standalone smartwatch with Google Assistant will be able to provide the user experience missing from wearables.
There is no guarantee that the rumours are true, or that Google will ever release these devices for consumers. While the rumour indicates that the smartwatches are quite far along in the development phase, there is always a chance that they get canned at the last minute.
[Source: Android Police]