Once-rumored Pixel Watch is officially launching this fall after months of speculation.
The Google Pixel Watch has been made public. Google’s long-rumored smartwatch will be officially unveiled at Google I/O 2022. Google acknowledged that a Pixel-branded wearable is indeed in the works, despite the plenty of evidence to the contrary.
And now we wait. The Pixel Watch and the Google Pixel 7 series are both expected to launch in the fall of this year. We know that it will be powered by Wear OS 3, which might make it Google’s best smartwatch ever. Fitbit’s fitness tracking will be adapted to the wrist, as will some new Android experiences.
Aside from competing with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and even the Apple Watch 8, the Pixel wristwatch will have to live up to the long-anticipated expectations of Pixel smartphone owners. For the time being, here’s all we know about the Google Pixel Watch, from the projected release date and pricing to potential features.
Google Pixel Watch release date
During the fall, the Google Pixel Watch will go on sale. As far as a month goes, we’d put our money on October. As a matter of fact, this is the third time that Google has held hardware launches in October. We’ll learn the actual release date of the Google Pixel Watch at this event.
The Pixel Watch recently got through a number of regulatory barriers, including the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, which is a prerequisite for entering the market. This might imply that the smartwatch is almost ready for market.
Google Pixel Watch price speculation
What is the expected price of the Google Pixel Watch? If we had to guess, it wouldn’t be as much as an Apple Watch. Google hasn’t announced a pricing for the Pixel Watch, but it’s likely to be in the mid-range. So we’d anticipate Google to lower the price of their smartwatch by a few hundred dollars compared to the Apple Watch Series 7 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. This is similar to how Samsung’s Galaxy S22 and Apple’s 13 are less expensive than the Pixel 6 series.
It’s not going to be the cheapest phone on the market, but it might cost between $200 and $350 depending on the size and LTE options. According to what we know about Google’s price strategy for its other hardware products, this is merely a hunch.
Google Pixel Watch design
The Google Pixel Watch design is still based on teaser images. On the right side, there appears to be a digital crown, as well as a few buttons. Silver is seen during the I/O, but there is no indication of other colours or sizes. Google may follow the trend of smartwatches on the market that come in two sizes.
As a result, the Pixel Watch appears to be a sleek and basic smartwatch in keeping with the style of previous Pixel gadgets. Wearers would be able to personalise their devices with interchangeable bands.
In terms of design, the Pixel Watch and the Apple Watch may have more in common than previously assumed. Pixel Watch’s crown appears comparable to Apple Watch’s crown at the moment.
We don’t know anything about the internal design at this point. According to Pixel Watch leaker Yogesh Brar, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4’s ‘BioActive Sensor,’ which can detect heart rate, ECG, and body fat percentage, will be used in the Pixel Watch.
It’s possible that the Google Pixel Watch contains even older technology. According to 9to5Google(opens in new tab), the watch will be powered by a 10nm Exynos 9110 chip, which initially appeared on the Samsung Galaxy Watch in 2018.
Google Pixel Watch with Fitbit features
The Google Pixel Watch will use Fitbit’s fitness tracking, which is probably the most fascinating feature. Even the best Fitbit devices can’t compete with Google Fit in terms of health tracking. Fitness tracking, active zone minutes, and other health-tracking technologies will be included in the Pixel Watch’s Fitbit Premium features.
Google Watch vs. Samsung Gear S4 will be an exciting matchup to watch this fall.
Google Pixel Watch specs
Details about the Pixel Watch’s specifications have been revealed by 9to5Google. More than 1.5GB of RAM could assist speed up performance by working in tandem with the coprocessor. It’s also reported that 32GB of storage would be included in the Pixel Watch’s 32GB capacity, which would be twice as much as the Galaxy Watch 4’s storage capacity and enable for more music to be stored on the move.
In reality, according to 9to5Google’s rumour, the Pixel Watch’s battery capacity will be less than 300 mAh. For comparison, it is superior to the 40mm Galaxy Watch 4, but inferior to the 44mm version and the Apple Watch 7. The watch’s battery life is said to be limited to one day.
While it’s also being speculated that Google has applied to have a USB-C charger for the Pixel Watch, rapid charging isn’t expected. According to reports, the wearable’s recharge time would be 110 minutes, the same as the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4.
Finally, according to reports, the Pixel Watch will feature a heart-rate sensor with support for SpO2 and ECG measurements, just like the Fitbit Luxe and Charge 5.
Google Pixel Watch Wear OS
The Pixel Watch will come pre-loaded with Google’s Wear OS software, which comes as no surprise. However, what may make the software better or different?
In addition to Google Fit, Google Pay, and hands-free access to Google Assistant on third-party smartwatches like TicWatch and Fossil, popular Wear OS features on third-party devices include a Google Play smartwatch shop. Wear OS’ shortcomings could not be fixed by previous versions of these functions, however the improved version on the Galaxy Watch 4 makes up for that.
When new Wear OS-eligible smartwatches are upgraded later in 2022, we should have a clearer idea of what Wear OS looks like without Samsung’s own integrated UI.
Google Pixel Watch vs Apple Watch
However, it’s going to require Google’s full dedication and some game-changing features to unseat the Apple Watch(opens in new tab). It is rumoured that both smartwatches will be manufactured in Taiwan.
This would include a fantastic Wear OS experience, which is simple to use and provides a wide range of useful apps for the user to choose from.. Furthermore, Google would have to make use of Google Assistant’s advantages over Siri on your wrist, as well as seamless connectivity with other Google services like Gmail, Google Photos, and Google Calendar
A fitness tracker that can compete with the Apple Watch in terms of sensors and workout tracking is what the Pixel Watch needs to build on its Fitbit acquisition. One of the most useful features of the Fitbit is the Daily Readiness Score, which measures how ready you are for the day ahead.
Last but not least, for the Pixel Watch to effectively compete with the Apple Watch, it will need to provide lower prices and greater battery life.
Google Pixel Watch outlook
There’s a lot of excitement about the Google Pixel Watch. This isn’t Google’s first foray into the smartwatch market; it has been rumoured for several years now. Even if we have high hopes that it will work, we won’t know for sure until we put it on our wrist.