Google is building two Android Wear smartwatches with Google Assistant integration

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Android Police is reporting that they have a very reliable source claiming that Google is currently building two Android Wear devices – possibly Nexus-branded – for release sometime after the latest Nexus phones are announced.

One watch will be larger, sportier, and more fully-featured (LTE, GPS, heart rate), the other will be smaller and lack the aforementioned mobile data and GPS.

It is believed that both watches will be circular and have the codenames of Angelfish and Swordfish.

Angelfish will have GPS, LTE, and a heart-rate monitor, giving it the ability to be a true “standalone” Android Wear device.

Swordfish is smaller and thinner than Angelfish, with a body diameter of 42mm and a thickness of just 10.6mm – 0.8mm thinner than the current Moto 360. Granted. Swordfish lacks LTE or GPS, and it's unclear if it has a heart rate monitor.

Both watches will offer Google Assistant integration with contextual alerts.

Looking at the Nexus phones as an example, I am hoping the new (Nexus) watches will be well made while being affordable and allow us to truly see what is possible with Android Wear. At the moment I am still on the fence with the whole SmartWatch industry, and am only really interested in Fitness related features, so it will be interesting if Google can bring something new and interesting to the table.

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