The premiere watch expo, Baselworld, opens this week but ahead of the opening some new Guess branded Android Wear watches have surfaced.
Guess will be bringing two versions of their new Android Wear 2.0 watch to the market in a 44mm and a 41mm style. At this stage they seem to be focussing the smaller version on the ladies market and the larger the mens. The leaked image is hopefully of the 41mm because they certainly do not look like they are designed for men.
The watches will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 CPU and will be launched running Android Wear 2.0. At this stage that is all we know about the watches. We do not know the memory, the size of the face, the presence of NFC, heart rate nor GPS. We do know some of the gaudy designs they are offering (hopefully there are better ones in the 44mm version) as seen in the header image above. There will also apparently be hundreds of combinations of watchfaces for the user to choose from.
The Guess Connect smartwatches will not be available until later this year with the Australian Spring/Summer being the expected launch date.
The unanimous daily lamenting in the Ausdroid headquarters over the sheer inability of watch (and other) manufacturers to continually totally miss the mark when it comes to Android Wear 2.0 watches is epic. They’re either too big, display too small, lack NFC, lack a digital crown or all of the above.
Hopefully with the upcoming watch expo Baselworld 2017 this might change. Our hopes lie with the Guess Connect and other traditional watch manufacturers lifting the floundering Android Wear platform that the usual manufacturers (including Google) seem to be failing so badly. The only one that I would even consider is the new TAG Heuer but who has that much money to spend on a watch that will be outdated in a year or two. Do you agree with me? Sound off below in the comments your thoughts on the current offerings.