Google is working on its own smartwatch, internally codenamed “Rohan”, scheduled to launch in 2022, as reported by Insiders.
Wearables will include health and fitness metrics such as heart rate monitoring and step counting. According to the render viewed by Google insiders and employees have seen this device, which is round in shape, with no physical bezel.
A smartwatch codenamed “Rohan” was reported in April by Youtuber Jon Prosser on his Front Page Tech channel.
Google wearables, Internal reports are sometimes referred to as “Pixel watches” or “Android watches,” but no given name at this time, would not be part of the Fitbit brand, but the tech giant. Officially purchased at the beginning of this year.
A Google spokesperson told MobiHealthNews The company does not comment on rumors or speculation.
WHY IT IMPORTANT
In 2019, Insiders reported Google has planned to launch a smart watch in 2016, but the product was cut before it was set to be revealed.
The tech giant and parent company Alphabet have been active in the healthcare and life sciences sectors. In November, Google launch an app, which aims to help visually impaired people communicate.
A month ago, it came out Mobile version of Care Studio, a search engine for clinicians that helps organize medical records and information. Care Studio is originally released in February of this year.
The company has also experienced a larger health shake this year. In August, it was reported that Google has dismantling its medical unit, moving employees who used to work there to more general areas of the company.
TREND TO BIGGER WOMAN
But there’s a lot of competition in the wearable space. In September, Amazon announced Halo View, monitor activity, sleep and blood oxygen levels.
Oura Health has released its ring device, including menstrual prediction. Recent Garmin announced a suite of applications that would allow users with diabetes to view data from the Dexcom G6 continuous blood glucose monitor on their smart watch.