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Google Announces Android Wear, Starting with Watches

Category: Gadgets
Posted: 12:51PM

Google is constantly looking at ways to expand its mobile technology, such as Project Ara. This time around, Google seems poised to enter the wearables market with a project it's calling Android Wear. The project starts with watches, and they not only tell time, but work with a multitude of Android apps to keep you connected to the world at large. They can display text messages, check on status updates, do a bit of shopping, and, since this is a wearable device, keep track of your health and fitness. You can also talk to your watch to get information; simply say "OK Google" to check on recipes, see the latest sports scores, and plenty more, just like any other Android device.

There's still plenty more Google isn't telling about Android Wear and the watches, with perhaps the biggest being battery life. It wouldn't do you any good to have this really amazing watch that can't make it through a full day, but we'll just have to see what the power efficiency is like once that informaton comes out. We do know that Google is working with a plethora of companies to make the watches, including ASUS, Motorola, LG, Samsung, Intel, Qualcomm, Fossil, and more. You can expect these watches later this year, and possibly even this summer to coincide with Google I/O at the end of June.

Source: Google Blog

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