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A Google spokeswoman confirmed to CNET that Google has acquired smartwatch maker WIMM. The takeover was first reported by .
Smartwatch maker WIMM went dark last year, posting a cryptic thank-you message on citing "an exclusive, confidential relationship" for its technology.
Similar to previous reports of a coming Google smartwatch, the latest says the company has the work on the product -- including WIMM's employees -- centered in the unit, rather than its X Lab. That could mean a Google watch comes to market faster than the wearable Google has been trumpeting all year, , which was a product of X Lab.
Though upstart tech companies have already introduced a slew of watches, giants are lumbering into the field too. Samsung is expected to unveil a smartwatch on September 4 called , and Apple has been rumored to be coming out with one.