Android Wear hasn't received much love in the past few months. The first major update, Android Wear 2.0, was announced back in May. Two months later, we revealed the first leaks of Google's own smartwatches, set to debut with the new update. Although developer previews for 2.0 are still arriving, the update itself has been pushed back to 2017, and multiple companies won't release any new AW devices this year.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 13, 2016
Now Evan Blass, more famously known as @evleaks, has tweeted that Google's smartwatches are set for a Q1 2017 release. The two watches, known as Angelfish and Swordfish, were already confirmed by us to be running the Android Wear 2.0 update. Angelfish, the larger model, will be capable of LTE and GPS connectivity to run independently from a Bluetooth connection. The smaller model, Swordfish, lacks LTE and GPS but will likely have a lower price tag.
That being said, I'm excited to see what Google brings to the table. Hopefully with the (likely) coordinated launch of both Google's watches and Android Wear 2.0, the entire AW platform will see a much-needed revival.