Google to launch two Android Wear Nexus smartwatches to rival Apple Watch

The Google Nexus brand may be extended to Android Wear smartwatches, if reports on Wednesday are to be believed.

The respected AndroidPolice blog has gleaned word from a source suggesting the own-branded devices will be released later this year.

According to the report, one of the wearable devices (codenamed Angelfish) will be “larger, sportier, and more fully featured,” and will include standalone LTE, GPS and a heart rate monitor.

This watch, which is tipped to have a 43.5mm face, will resemble the LG Urbane LTE and the latest generation Moto 360, according to the report.

See also: Is Android Wear 2.0 coming to your smartwatch?

The source believes, the second (codenamed Swordfish) will lack each of those three features and be more akin to some of the more basic Android Wear watches on the market.

It’ll have a body shape similar to the Pebble Time Round, the report says.

However, the killer feature on both, according to the report, will be the presence of the Google Assistant feature revealed at Google I/O 2016.

The software feature will enable users to receive contextual updates and interact in a more conversational manner.

Demonstrations during Google’s keynote showed an assistant capable of booking movie tickets or building on searches with follow up questions.

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