According to patent approved yesterday by the US Trademark and Patent Office, Google might be preparing for Nexus Smartwatch. Patent was filed back in 2011. According to patent Watch would have flip-up clear cover that could double as a screen for augmented reality purposes. Here’s the raw matter of patent:
A smart-watch can include a wristband, a base, and a flip up portion. The base can be coupled to the wristband and include a housing, a processor, a wireless transceiver, and a tactile user interface. The wireless transceiver can be configured to connect to a wireless network. The tactile user interface can be configured to provide interaction between a user and the smart-watch. The flip up portion can be displaceable between an open position exposing the base and a closed position concealing the base. Further, the flip up portion can include: a top display exposed when the flip up portion is in the closed position, and an inside display opposite the top display. The inside display can be concealed when the flip up portion is in the closed position and be exposed when the flip up portion is in the open position.
Currently there are various This type of watches that are developed by Chinese manufacturers but MotoACtv from Motorola is most successful from these types of watches. There will be another possibility of using this patent with their reality augmented Google Glasses.