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CES 2017: Google to launch new flagship smartwatches

By Jonnah Pante & Kenny Yeo - on 3 Jan 2017, 12:03pm

CES 2017: Google to launch new flagship smartwatches

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Jeff Chang, the product manager of Android Wear at Google, has confirmed that Google will launch two new flagship watches early this year. 

While most of the Google smartwatches carry either a Pixel or Google branding, these new flagship watches will be branded by whichever company is manufacturing them. 

Chang, however, did not disclose who the manufacturer is, but he did say that they have produced Android Wear devices in the past. 

Soon after the launch of these two flagship smartwatches, Android Wear 2.0 will also be rolled out to existing Android Wear watches.

Here is the list of watches that will receive the upgrade to Android Wear 2.0:

  • Moto 360 Gen 2
  • Moto 360 Sport
  • LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE
  • LG Watch Urbane
  • LG G Watch R
  • Polar M600
  • Casio Smart Outdoor Watch
  • Nixon Mission
  • Tag Heuer Connected
  • Fossil Q Wander
  • Fossil Q Marshal
  • Fossil Q Founder
  • Michael Kors Access Bradshaw Smartwatch
  • Michael Kors Access Dylan Smartwatch
  • Huawei Watch
  • Huawei Watch Ladies
  • Asus ZenWatch 2
  • Asus ZenWatch 3

Following this announcement, smartwatch manufacturers are also expected to reveal new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches at the CES 2017 which will be taking place from January 5-8 at Las Vegas.

Source: The Verge