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Monday 27 February 2017
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Google to launch two new smartwatches in early 2017

After the launch of Google’s Pixel smartphones, it is been long rumored to be launching its own branded smartwatches. To put an end to rumors, Google has now confirmed that it is going to launch two smartwatches running Android Wear 2.0 in 2017.

This news come from Android Wear product manager Jeff Chang, who was speaking to the Verge, said that Google is going to release two new smartwatches early next year.

There were reports in July saying that the search giant is making its own smartwatches with Android Wear 2.0 support. Some days later, a few images of the watch had emerged with code names Angelfish and Swordfish. It is to be seen whether, after more than six months, the design has stayed the same or whether Google has modified it.

According to the reports, Angelfish will come with a diameter of 43.5mm with three physical buttons on the side, and features like GPS, LTE, and a heart-rate monitor. The Swordfish, on the other hand, is smaller with a diameter of 42mm and only comes with one crown button on the side. This is believed to be the affordable variant and won’t come with features like GPS, LTE or heart-rate monitor.

The new smartwatches will run on Android 2.0, and also come with Android Pay and Google Assistant which was only recently introduced in Google Pixel phones. The new software includes standalone apps, better notification support and fitness-related features.