One of the nicest features of the Apple Watch could make its debut on the Google Pixel Watch. A recent story claims that the Google wristwatch will feature interchangeable straps, allowing you to customize your look.
There will be at least seven different strap designs available when the Pixel Watch launches, according to 9to5Google(opens in new window). A Milanese-style mesh band, a link bracelet, a fabric band, two different kinds of leather, and a stretchable band akin to Apple’s Solo Loop are among the options available.
During Google I/O last month, the company also unveiled a more traditional silicone strap for the Pixel Watch.
For the Pixel Watch to be a success and make our list of the best smartwatches, Google needs people to actually want to purchase one. Giving customers the option to switch between different styles and looks by introducing interchangeable straps at launch is a smart move.
When it comes to personalization, Google may be following in Apple’s footsteps, much like the Apple Watch. In the future, Google may offer other strap designs, but third-party accessory producers may also be interested.
A proprietary strap connector means that the Pixel Watch’s straps may take some time to appear on the market. How long it will take depends on how aggressive the accessory-makers are and whether they’re already working hard on their projects..
However, no amount of strap design will be able to persuade people to buy a Pixel Watch that isn’t up to par. The smartwatch’s performance and how effectively it performs as a smartwatch will determine whether or not it lives or dies. Battery life on the Apple Watch 7 isn’t the best, but we’ve already heard that it may only last one day on a single charge (18 hours).
Google-owned Fitbit’s fitness-tracking will be included in the Pixel Watch’s design, which is already known. One Tom’s Guide employee is even considering switching to Android because of the Pixel Watch’s advantages in both categories.
When the Pixel Watch is released later this year, we’ll learn more. This fall, Google stated that the watch would be released alongside the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.