Google's Smart Watch Is Still Months Away

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If Google's long-rumored smart watch launches this spring, it will probably have a smaller feature set than originally imagined, according to a report from TechCrunch.

Google's official release date for the watch is mid-to-late March, but TechCrunch sources say that that date will probably either get pushed back or the watch will ship incomplete.

Previous reports about Google's smart watch have hinted that it will be integrated with Google Now (a smart, personal assistant that comes with all new Android phones), have a full-color digital display, and act as an Android phone accessory, not a standalone device.

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Although an early prototype of the watch had a metal band, TechCrunch sources say that Google's first watch will ship with a plastic band.

This news also comes hot on the heels of Samsung's announcement that it will launch two new fitness-tracking smart watches in April.