Rumors of a possible smartwatch from Google have been around since last year, when it was reported that the company plans to develop a Pixel Watch
Now, the company's recent job listings seem to corroborate this rumor.
On Feb. 7, Android Police spotted
two job listings at Google Careers site: one was for Vice President of Hardware Engineering for Wearables, and the other is for Wearables Design Manager.
The VP of Hardware Engineering for Wearables will be responsible for "the design, development, and shipment of all Google's Wearable products." On the other hand, the Wearables Design Manager will be tasked to work with other Google design leads to create "forward looking, iconic products that delight our consumers."
Both positions will be based in Google
headquarters in Mountain View, California.
Google's Wearable Department
For the record, Google is already in the smartwatch business, though it's mostly working on the software side of things. Its Android Wear OS have been used by OEMs such as LG, Samsung, Motorola, Huawei, and Fossil. However, some of these manufacturers already veered away from the Wear OS due to its lack of product development.
While other device manufacturers like Samsung and Apple have been launching smartwatches here and there, Google chose to take the back seat when it comes to the wearable department. As of the moment, the only wearable device from Google is a pair of wireless earphones called the Pixel Buds
, but things could be changing in the near future.
Last January, Google bought
an unknown wearable technology from watch maker Fossil for $40 million. This purchase comes with a research and development team from the Fossil Group, which makes Wear OS devices for 14 different brands.
Now, putting two and two together points to a possibility that the company could be finally developing its very own smartwatch. At this point, though, whatever the company is making is anyone's guess, so it's better take things with a grain of salt.