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Video: Would You Get a Google Smartwatch if it Looked Like This?

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With the launch of the Pebble smartwatch, the tech world seems to be happily hopping on-board for wearable technology. We have seen a Google smartwatch concept before in the past that was based on a Google Now-like design, but this short video from T3 shows what a more Android-inspired watch might be like. 

We talked about whether we would use smartwatches on the Droid Life Show this week, but what about you? Would you get this watch if Google made it?

Via: Android and Me

  • Dat Nguyen

    This design needs curved glass for the form and fit. Face is too big and wouldn’t work so good on smaller wrists. pending that… I’d actually consider it.

  • Daedalus

    As long as it was waterproof, I would totally get it 🙂

  • Jérôme Besnard

    No thanks. For one, I was never able to keep a watch for more than a couple of months. For two, I’m glad to have a Nexus 4 that replaced of my other devices (including watches … because yes, my phone gives me the time of the day). Nice design and everything but I think smartwatches are going to be a niche.

  • Great! It is interesting

  • staticdet5

    I’ve got a Pebble, and I love it.
    I’m not sure a touchscreen is a great idea on a watch. I certainly wouldn’t be thrilled with it being touchscreen only. The physical buttons on the watch are great because it is a very “positive” control surface.
    I do wish the watch had more buttons (where, I don’t know. They’re well sized and don’t interfere with the charging port).
    The day the Pebble Kickstarter announced that it was going to be made water resistant is the day that I popped my money down. For me, that clinched the deal (Admittedly, I was on the fence, really leaning towards a purchase).
    The battery needs to be much better than a cellphone’s battery. My Galaxy Nexus rarely makes it a day (working day, not 24 hours) between charges. The Pebble is supposedly rated at a week, but I’m REAL interested in seeing how well the battery holds up after a year or two. I’m actually NOT thrilled with buying new mobile tech every two years (I’m still in love with my Galaxy Nexus and haven’t seen another phone that makes me jump for joy).
    That render looks like it has an earphone port, USB charging/port, and a micro-SD slot. WHY? There are better charging schemes. If you get one of these watches, you’re going to have a cellphone to play music with… right? And a micro-SD slot? How much un-tethered memory do you need? On your second (or third, or fourth, or fifth) display?

    I love the idea of the smartwatch. I definitely want to see improvement over the Pebble (Great piece of tech for $100). Color screen? Please. Better readability? Please. Better customization and apps? Please. Google doing a good job? I hope so, please!

  • Dick Tracy had one of the decades ago



  • Elliot Kotis

    Yup, totally
    😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  • spickle

    hell yes. i haven’t even got my colored Pebble yet (backer) and i would toss it in a drawer for a Nexus watch in a second.

  • Justin Kos

    I wouldn’t, I got a smart phone in the first place to consolidate gadgets mp3/phone, I don’t see a need for it

    But… Sexy design

  • David Weinstock

    hells yeah and i hope google takes the concept from the, cause thats one sexy concept design

  • NexusMan

    HELL YEA!!!! Day 1 of Pre-orders.

  • If it looked and functioned similar to this it would be great but i’d have to imagine this would just be another device you’d have to charge on a daily basis.

  • Andrew Bissel

    this is close to perfection

  • Rodeojones000

    Yes! Seriously, take my money.

  • now it’ll be like Michael Knight from Knight Rider “TURBO BOOST KITT!”

  • Chris

    this looks awesome!

  • discospeed

    i fail to understand how this could benefit someone who owns a smartphone… or anyone, in fact.