Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Gc is among those, with an announcement that it will be offering Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches this year. The new watches represent something of a reboot for the original Connect, which was released in late 2015 as a hybrid powered by Martian. Each will have a "mineral glass" cover with a touchscreen display and are powered by the new Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor with no mention yet of how much RAM or internal storage will be included. Partnering up with Google and Qualcomm Technologies Inc., Guess will be introducing smartwatches with variants for men and women. The 41mm Connect will come in shades of silver, gold, or rose gold, and have clear crystals around the case. The men's watch design also has a black ceramic top ring around the circular display. The men's model is somewhat more traditional, with a "variety of dress and sport styles for the man who wants versatility in his watch accessory". It's unclear if the smartwatch comes with LTE connectivity, but it should have 3G anyway. (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.
We don't have any pricing or availability info at this time, but considering how far along the watch looks to be in development, we wouldn't be surprised to hear official word soon.