The battle for smart watch supremacy is about to get kicked into high gear. According to a report in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal, Google has been hard at work on its own Android-powered watch that “could be ready for mass production within months.”
Like the competing Sony SmartWatch 2, Google’s device will connect directly to your phone to provide call, text and email alerts. The watch will also rely heavily on the eerily predictive Google Now service, putting a Siri-like digital assistant right on your wrist.
There will be one major difference between the yet-to-be-named Google smart watch and its competition: battery life. Many users of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch complain that it chews through its power stores much too quickly, with the recharge procedure being a major hassle. Google's watch, meanwhile, sips power and "won't require frequent battery charges."
There’s no word in the WSJ story about the price of a Google smart watch. One would hope, however, that Google will launch the device at a surprisingly low price point, much like it did with the Nexus 7 tablet and likely will do with the upcoming Nexus 5 phone.
For more on Google's smart watch plans, check out the Wall Street Journal article.