Sundar Pichai, the man in charge of both the Android and Chrome team, sat down at SXSW and talked about what Google is planning to do in the future with wearable technology. Obviously when people think of Google and wearables they think of Google Glass but this talk was more about gathering data from all sorts of sensors that could be implemented into clothing or other sorts of wearable devices. Pichai even mentioned that Google will announce future involvement in the wearable field in the coming weeks as well as the release of a SDK for developers to play with.
The release of the SDK is to see exactly what developers use it for and to hopefully see what future wearable technology uses could be. After these periods of receiving feedback from developers, Google will move forward with their own wearable hardware plans. While Pichai says that it will still be sometime before we see wearable technology specifically from Google, hopefully we will see this SDK implemented with a smart watch or other smart fitness bands from Google. We can also look forward to Google testing out other sorts of sensors that can be implemented into clothing that can monitor different aspects of your health and report them back to you.
Source | Engadget