After years of rumors, Google’s Fitbit purchase has made the Pixel brand smartwatch inevitable. A couple of Business Insider and the Verge reports in late 2021 set 2022 as the year when the oft-cited Pixel Watch will finally be released. In the following months, we learned a little about the device, including a physical leak in the style of the iPhone 4 from so many years ago.
Prices and availability
The Pixel Watch is expected to debut at Google I / O along with the Pixel VI. This will not be a full launch, according to leaker Jon Prosser. It will be “teased”, probably similar to the pre-launch announcements of Pixel 4, 5 and 6, where some details are mocked and others are held close to the chest. A full launch is scheduled for October, along with Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Anyway, almost all reliable sources expect that Pixel Watch will soon break a cover.
Google I / O ’22
From what I understand, Google will officially announce the Pixel VI + "exciting" the Pixel Watch.
The launch of Pixel 6 (in most markets) pushed until July 28.
Pixel Watch will be formally announced and launched with Pixel 7 and 7 Pro in October. pic.twitter.com/IwwRX2pZtR
– Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) March 24, 2022
In terms of pricing, the Pixel Watch will cost between $ 300 and $ 400, according to informant Yogesh Brar. That will make it a competitor to Apple Watch Series 7 in terms of pricing. Google has often rated its products – think Pixel Buds, PixelBook and Pixel correctly – close to what Apple’s counterparts would be. Whatever you think of the wisdom of this approach, there is a precedent for a slightly expensive Pixel Watch.
The Pixel Watch has already leaked physically in addition to visuals. We have a good everyday idea of what it looks like, with a minimal design with a round chassis, a single crown and at least a silver color. Google’s designs have always been workable and comfortable, and the Pixel Watch doesn’t seem to deviate.
Describing the Pixel Watch, the source of the physical leak, tagtech414, wrote further reddit: “This is the most comfortable watch I’ve ever worn. It feels a lot thinner than the measurements would make you believe. Compared to my Galaxy Watch, this one looks like it’s not even there. And, big plus, the crown does NOT sting into the back of my hand when I tilt my wrist back or type, which is something that drives me crazy about other watches. The band is soft silicone with good flex and doesn’t seem to show too much fingerprints / oil, which is great. “
As for colors, carrying records reported by Android Police say it will be in gray, black and gold colors, much like the Pixel 6 Pro and the Fitbit Sense.
The Pixel Watch is said to be equipped with Wear OS 3.1, a newer version of Wear OS than what works with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic.
It will be the first time we will see Google’s Wear OS without Samsung cover. The company has promised faster application launches, smoother animations and enhanced battery life. The design, of emulators, is also quite similar to the Material you design that Google currently uses on Android mobile phones and tablets.
Outside of the Galaxy Watch 4, we haven’t really seen the true potential of Wear OS 3 as shown by Google in the I / O of 2021. The Pixel Watch may be our first chance if people like Fossil and Mobvoi don’t start their updates in the meantime. .
At the same time, we can also expect Pixel Watch to feature integration with Fitbit. Google bought the fitness band manufacturer in 2021 and decided to use its technology to launch new products. Pixel Watch would be the perfect time to show that, especially with Apple and Samsung concentrating heavily on health for their respective smart watches.
We know little about the Pixel Watch’s sensors. However, if Wear OS 3 works, we can expect it to be quite powerful. Data from the Wear OS 3 emulator pins it as likely to come with Exynos processor and at least 1GB of RAM. Referring to informant Yogesh Brar, this Exynos patch can be considered as part of a lasting partnership between Samsung and Google. It’s worth noting that Samsung is also helping to create the Tensor patch that powers the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, so it makes a lot of sense for Google to continue to support them.
Received some information about Pixel Watch from a relatively new source
1) Google Samsung partnership here as well.
2) Same sensors as Galaxy Watch (EKG and more)
3) new build of WearOS 3.1
4) 2 sizes, at least 4 colored watch bands.
5) Limited edition, price between $ 300-400
– Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh) April 27, 2022
Brar also claims that the Watch would have the same sensors as the Galaxy Watch 4, which include Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor, Optical Heart Rate Sensor, Electric Heart Sensor and Bioelectric Impedance Analysis Sensor.