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Richardson-based Fossil Group Inc. is teaming up with Google to create a line of watches called Android Wear. According to the Dallas Morning News, Fossil is the first brand that has been named to participate in the project. And while the partnership is still in initial development stages, it's not Fossil's first foray into the niche market; about 10 years ago, the company made smart watches, but stopped production after critics called them "bulky and unsophisticated." The watches ran on Microsoft software.
· Richardson-based Fossil to Make Smart Watches with Google [DMN]