Luxury Swiss Gc Connect Jumps Into Android Wear 2.0

Posted March 20, 2017

The Guess Connect watches feature Snapdragon Wear 2100 processors, and because they run Android Wear 2.0, they include features like handwriting and a keyboard for text replies.

Ahead of the launch, a lot of information has surfaced about the watch. (Yes, you could argue that the Apple Watch looks good, but let's not get into the square vs. round watch debate right now.) Until someone is ready to make a truly great smartwatch, Guess is happy to continue the trend of mediocre smartwatches from fashion brands. There's no heart rate sensor, no NFC on board, only the single side button (so no rotating crown), and it has 3G connectivity but no LTE. The 41mm case size variant is sleeker and would garner female buyers while the 44mm case size is sturdier and hence best suited for male customers. According to Wareable, there will be more than 100 combinations of watch faces, colors and subdials. Another nifty feature on the watch would be its ability to send text messages straight from the watch by using keyboard or handwriting recognition.

Watch this space: We're still waiting for the first tech-savvy Android Wear 2.0 watch that we need to have, but it's interesting to see so much activity from Swiss-branded watches. Google Assistant will also be a part of the package, hopefully.

Guess wants you to buy its smartwatches. And as they are Android Wear 2.0 enabled, the Gc Connect line will work with Android and iOS smartphones. Guess Connect Android Wear is expected to go on sale sometime later this year - in Fall / Winter 2017.