Because Nothing has only begun the process of filing trademarks for its future smartwatch lineup, we may still be a couple of years away from a potential launch. Nevertheless, the fact that it has bothered to file for a trademark anyway is a good enough indication that the company is interested in the space.
Now that we know that Nothing could, indeed, launch its smartwatch, Carl Pei’s smartwatch-focused tweet in which he talked about the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro makes even more sense. In the tweet from February 2023 (below), Pei said he feels smartwatches are “kind of useless” and even asks his audience what they use their smartwatches for. Could this have been the first-ever subtle hint indicating Nothing’s grand smartwatch ambitions?
Got the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro on Sunday to learn about smart watches, but I don’t know what to use it for… Feels kind of useless? What do you use smart watches for?
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) February 22, 2023
If Nothing’s plans to come up with its smartwatch come to fruition, it would be interesting whether the company would adopt the same unconventional design language for this device just as it did with the rest of its product lineup. That being said, it is still too early to say whether this mythical smartwatch would be a full-fledged Wear OS-powered “proper” smartwatch or just an affordable fitness tracker. However, we’re leaning more toward a full-fledged smartwatch based on Nothing’s track record.