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I recently heard word that Google was putting the finishing touches on a Watch product. Details are slim but the person seemed to think that Google Now functionality would be at the center of the product.

Thinking about this, Google could put a lot of the functionality of Google Glass in the watch product. Push a button, ask a question, get a response as the watch talks to the Now-enabled smartphone.  Also, the ‘serendipitous’ information that Google Now shows you on your phone could come up in the watch. Time to get home, Calendar alarms, emails, SMSes, etc. all could get pushed to the watch’s display

Google is focusing on longer battery life and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. There was no word on the type of sensors and health monitoring functionality that Apple is rumored to be working on.

We’d heard earlier some details from , which I can’t confirm, but considering my info now bears repeating:

Google will announce a Nexus watch, codenamed Gem, likely together with the KitKat announcement. The date I have, which, once again, is about a month old, is also October 31st.

My source also seemed to think “sooner rather than later.”

Google acquired WIMM Labs, an Android based Smartwatch SDK developer last year for an undisclosed sum. The company’s Smartwatch App store is still live here and contains some notable apps including Facebook.

WIMM One Module

Photo via Geekshaveland

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8 Responses to “Google Watch is happening soon, heavy into Kit Kat/Google Now functionality”

  1. Lisa Jenifer says:

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  2. This thing gives me warm fuzzies.

  3. I really hope the Pebble team step-up their game before they lose their market.

  4. y2kgtp says:

    I think Samsung tried to pack too many features into their product. The wrist camera was really unnecessary.

    • frankman91 says:

      In my opinion the Sammy watch was rushed out to cover their ass patent wise for future better products. If I were in charge I would have done the same thing. Now they can take another year, gain some feedback and develop a 2nd gen, much nicer product and won’t get endless lawsuits from Apple and copy comments from tech forums.

      I also personally think that smart watches are a waste of time, but I am very open to being wrong. I think that laptops will never replace desktops, tablets will never replace laptops, phones will not replace tablets, and watches are not going to replace phones. BUT…..I hope that I am wrong and I am WOW’d by something new.

      • y2kgtp says:

        I might get one if it was much more streamlined. I would prefer it if was notification only, and perhaps the addition of Google Now activated.

        Recording Video and taking photos is just a battery killer.

    • What ^ said!! Google Now w/ notifications only