Google Is Getting into the Smartwatch Game


After the abismal flub that was Sony’s SmartWatch, the threshold for smartwatch success is preeeeety low. I mean, a construction-paper-and-crayon watch would be an improvement on that “gadget cold sore.” A patent filed by James Brooks Miller and Richard Carl Gossweiler III, on behalf of Google, back in October 2011 was approved today, a patent for—you guessed it!—a smartwatch.To wit: “A smart-watch can include a wristband, a base, and a flip up portion. The base can be coupled to the wristband and include a housing, a processor, a wireless transceiver, and a tactile user interface.” Read the full story at Gizmodo.

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