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Google Secures Patent for Augmented Reality Watch, Could Work with Google Glass

Not content to own the device in your pocket and possibly the glasses you wear, Google is apparently looking at a Smart Watch to deck you out with as well. A recent patent filing shows Google is looking into a Smart Watch with a flip-up clear cover that could double as a screen for augmented reality purposes.

Not much was really revealed other than the thought of this cool watch, but you start to wonder how this will work with Google’s other devices. Reading notifications and texts from your phone on your watch or working seamlessly with Google Glass to provide directions or other information. The possibilities get pretty awesome if you think about it. 

We have seen other products already fulfill some of this niche, with the Motorola MotoACTV, Sony Smart Watch, and a variety of Kickstarter projects, so the question is, how can Google do it differently? Or better yet, how can Google make a watch that wins? What would you hope that it does?

Via:  GizMag | PhoneArena

  • Arpatruc

    Google should patent for RECTANGLE wristwatches too. Just in case… you know, the other thieves.

  • dmagicp

    Well thank GOD they secured the patent for it.

  • Cipher Zero

    Nifty gadget, but like the Nexus Q, I just don’t see this thing taking off. If I did actually see someone walking along and checking their watch to see who was calling them rather than reaching into their pocket for their phone (*gasp* something that requires slightly more effort than breathing!), I would feel obligated to smack the sh*t out of them. Possibly with a two-by-four.
    “What time is it?”
    “I have no idea, I was looking to see who was calling me.”
    “Isn’t your phone in your pocket/case?”
    “Yeah, but who has time to reach into their pocket? yolo durrr”

  • SolipsisticPsychologist

    And Apple copies this idea and claims it as their own, in 3…2…1…

    • michael arazan

      Apple just copied Google’s glasses patent with they’re own back in august, and will sue Google over it sometime in the future if apple is still around. Apple can’t innovate, it just steals, copys, patents others ideas, and litigates.

  • Kane

    So its a watch that only locates coffee?

  • Daniel Maginnis

    i want a smart watch that will provide basic nav instructions. i use it all the time in the car but dont mount it cuz i dont want to. its not ideal to have to look down at the screen. if i could glance at my watch and see the next turn at what distance, it would be awesome. i dont need it to show me the map, just some basic info and ETA. the obvious answer/reject a call and then maybe some speech to text action for SMS. basic track control for when i’m streaming music would be nice, as long as it will play to my car stereo and still pair to the watch at the same time. i actually wanted to buy the sony smart watch, but after reading reviews, i forgot about it until something better comes out.

  • Raven

    I for one am still waiting for a nice looking watch that integrates with, but not tries to replace my phone. There have been a few attempts, but all of the ones that I have seen have looked hideous and uncomfortable to wear. I want something as nice as my Citizen watch with a small screen in that back that can show Caller-ID and hit a button to Reject calls and to read text messages and maybe even send a canned (Yes/No/I’ll get back to you later) response. Is that so much to ask?

  • Sean_Maloney

    Maybe this is the best method of video chatting with Google Glass. How else would other people see your face?

  • Stewie

    Let’s see … wher to begin … ok … Most cell/smartphones allowed users to finally give up wearing a watch (for the purpose of telling time anyway, fashion statement watches be damned), Now you want to bring back a watch, tied to a smartphone or other device (Really? Or will it be a standalone device not needing tethering to another device, might as well because we’ll be paying for it) and lastly all of you can see, please tell me you really can see how dorky you’ll look in public trying to view the world thru that open glass, C’mon, first saying that … Google glass is one thing, but this …. you get it, you know you do. It’s just as bad as using Layer on your mobile, that fad lasted less than 2 seconds on me with my OG.

  • Won’t be long until they make an entire outfit that is multifunctional.

  • Salam Zebian

    The lid style reminds me of an old pocketwatch… I’m guessing this would have a camera embedded in it to see the prices of those items. Or nfc?

  • I like the block which reads “BUY NOW”. Reminds me of Chinpokomon from South Park.

    • JoshGroff

      You Americans have big p… I don’t think that’s appropriate to post here. :/

      That episode was hilarious though.

  • paul_cus

    Dick Tracy watch, nice.