Back in 2016, Google and LG teamed up to work on a Google/Pixel smartwatch. However, Rick Osterloh, the head hardware at Google, chose to scrap the launch of the device.
Reportedly, Osterloh decided to scrap the launch of the smartwatch due to it not looking like it belongs to the Pixel family of products. Additionally, the watch didn’t work that great with the Pixel handsets.
In January, Google acquired Fossil’s smartwatch technology for $40 million USD ($53 million CAD). It’s unclear exactly how Google will use the tech. However, reports suggest that this device is called the ‘Fossil Collider DIANA’ a hybrid smartwatch with physical hands and an e-ink display, according to XDA Developers.