Google is exploring the idea of making a smart watch according to a Business Insider source mentioned on Gigaom. They suggest that "Google is researching how to market such a device and BI notes certain relevant patents Google has that would support such a product. Even with the report, which I’d consider a rumor at this point, now’s the time for a Google smart watch for a number of reasons I can think of. The biggest one? Google already has a smart watch on the market." Continue reading on Gigaom. Smartwatches like this would be great as a companion device to your smartphone where the watch displays glance-able data and timely information that is important to see if you are unable to take your phone out. The watch would not be ideal for consuming a lot of content or interacting with apps that have a lot of functionality. Leave the more advance interaction and content consumption to your phone.
I'd like to see Google and Apple duke it out with a smartwatch offering. Which do you think would be the better experience? Read more about the apple rumor at Is iWatch in Apple's future?