Is it time for a Google Smartwatch?

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?

Check out Google's smartwatch patents here. Image and more info at Gizmodo.