Google makes sure that its virtual storefront is kept nice and tidy, and whenever devices are out of date, the company usually removes those items while replacing them with newer options. Earlier this month, after the release of the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google removed both the Nexus 5X and 6P to make way for the new devices. Now, Google has removed even more products while adding in some new Android Wear smartwatch options.
Nixon announced The Mission Android Wear smartwatch back in March, then opened up pre-orders for the smartwatch in September. Now that the device is available, Google has added this option to the ever-growing lineup of Android Wear smartwatches.
What makes The Mission special comes down to the ruggedness and water protection. The Mission touts the highest waterproof rating of any smartwatch on the market, with a 10 ATM Water Resistance rating. This level of protection isn’t without cost though, as the Mission is priced at $400, and you can check it out at the link below.
The next smartwatch that was added to the storefront is the Michael Kors Access Dylan. It was a bit surprising when Michael Kors announced a new lineup of smartwatches, but nonetheless, the Michael Kors Access Dylan is now available.
The smartwatch features the Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, measures in at 46mm, and features the fat tire on the front that everyone loves (/s). The Dylan is priced at $350 and seems to be a solid option if you want a “fancier” smartwatch.
The Polar M600 looks like a fitness tracker but actually, runs Android Wear. Of course, at its core, all your favorite fitness tracking features are included, with a built-in heart rate sensor, integrated GPS, and the M600 is waterproof.
The latest fitness tracker from Polar was announced back in August with a price of $330, and also includes the ability to change the wristband if you want to spice things up. With Android Wear 2.0 coming in the next few months, it’s unknown if the M600 will include the latest version of Android Wear, once released.
The final product added to the updated storefront is the Philips Hue Color A19 Starter Kit. With the release of Google Home, this starter kit will help you continue your efforts to turn your boring home into a smart home.
Google states the A19 Starter Kit will be compatible with Google Home, hopefully sparking interest in smart home products, and opening the door for more products to arrive. The A19 Starter Kit is currently marked as “Coming Soon”, so we’ll more than likely see an update within the next few days/weeks.
Just because these items were removed, doesn’t mean they aren’t still available elsewhere. But with the ASUS ZenWatch 3 coming soon and new Chromebooks coming soon, Google is just trying to get ahead of the game.