Google Pixel Watch — what we know that you don’t know


It’s official, the long-rumored Pixel Watch is coming this fall.

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Officially, the Google Pixel Watch is here. The long-rumored Google smartwatch was finally unveiled at Google I/O 2022. Google confirmed that a Pixel-branded wearable is indeed in the works, despite the abundance of evidence to the contrary.

We’ll have to wait. Along with the Google Pixel 7 series, the Pixel Watch is expected to be released in the fall. Wear OS 3 is expected to power it, and if it does, it could be Google’s best smartwatch yet. Fitbit’s fitness tracking will be adapted to the wrist, as will some new Android experiences.


Samsung Galaxy Watch 5, Apple Watch 8, and Pixel smartphone owners who have waited for years for an in-house companion smartwatch will all have to contend with it. While we wait for the Google Pixel Watch’s expected release date and price, here’s everything else we know about the device, including possible features and more.

The release date of the Google Pixel Watch

The Google Pixel Watch will go on sale in the fall of this year. As far as a month goes, we’d put our money on October. Google has a long history of holding hardware launches in October. We’ll learn the exact release date of the Google Pixel Watch at this event.

Pixel Watch passed the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) regulatory hurdles not too long ago and now it’s on the market. A near-final version of the smartwatch appears to have been released.


Google Pixel Watch price speculation

What is the price of the Google Pixel Wear? If we had to guess, it wouldn’t be as much as an Apple Watch. Google hasn’t announced a price for the Pixel Watch, but we’d estimate it to be in the mid-range. We’d expect Google to try and undercut the prices of the Apple Watch Series 7 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 by a few hundred dollars. This is similar to how Samsung’s Galaxy S22 and Apple’s 13 are both more expensive than Google’s Pixel 6 series.

Not the cheapest option, but it could cost between $200 and $350 depending on the model and LTE variants available. For the record, we have no idea how Google plans to price its other hardware products, so this is all conjecture.

Google Pixel Watch design

The design of the Google Pixel Watch is still based on the teaser images that the company has released. An elongated shape with what appears to be a digital crown on the right side, as well as a few buttons. However, there is no indication of what other colours or sizes will be displayed during I/O. There are currently two sizes of smartwatches available on the market, so it’s possible that Google will follow suit.


Thus, the Pixel Watch appears to be a rather clean and minimalist smartwatch, much like other Pixel devices. Wearers would be able to personalise their devices with interchangeable bands.

For the time being, we don’t know what the insides look like. Claims by leaker Yogesh Brar that the Pixel Watch will have sensors that can measure heart rate, ECG, and body fat percentage are consistent with Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4’s ‘BioActive Sensor’.

It’s possible that the Google Pixel Watch contains even older technology. 9to5 A 10nm Exynos 9110 processor, which first appeared on the Samsung Galaxy Watch in 2018, has been rumoured to power the new watch.


Google Pixel Watch with Fitbit features

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The Google Pixel Watch’s Fitbit integration is perhaps the most exciting aspect of the device. Even the best Fitbit devices can’t compete with Google Fit in terms of health tracking. Other health-tracking features, including workout tracking, active zone minutes, and more, will be made available on the Pixel Watch as part of Fitbit Premium.

Google Watch vs. Samsung Gear S4 will be an interesting matchup to watch this fall.

Google Pixel Watch specs

A slew of technical specifications for the Pixel Watch are available from Google. With more than 1.5 GB of RAM, you can expect a co-processor to help speed up performance. It’s also reported that 32GB of storage will be included in the Pixel Watch’s 32GB capacity, which would be twice as much as the Galaxy Watch 4’s storage capacity and allow for more music to be stored on the device.


Finally, the Pixel Watch is rumoured to have a heart-rate sensor that supports SpO2 and ECG readings, just like the Fitbit Luxe and Charge 5.

Google Pixel Watch Wear OS

Google will include its own Wear OS platform in the Pixel Watch, which is a no-brainer. Is there anything that can be done to make the software better, or at least different?

Continuous heart rate monitoring, contactless payments with Google Pay, hands-free Google Assistant access, and a smartwatch store all feature prominently on third-party Wear OS smartwatches from TicWatch and Fossil. However, the newer, more refined Wear OS version works well on Galaxy Watch 4 despite these features’ previous shortcomings.


Later in 2022, we’ll get a better idea of what Wear OS looks like when new smartwatches that are compatible with Wear OS are updated.

Apple Watch vs Google Pixel Watch: Which Is Better?

In order to beat the Apple Watch at its own game, Google will have to put in a lot of time and effort into the Google Pixel Watch. This includes a fantastic Wear OS experience that is easy to use and has a wide variety of useful apps. At the same time as offering seamless integration with services like Gmail, Photos, and Calendar, Google would have to make use of Google Assistant and its advantages over Siri on your wrist.

A fitness wearable 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. Fitbit’s Active Zone Minutes and Daily Readiness Score are two of the best features.


Last but not least, for the Pixel Watch to truly compete with the Apple Watch, it will need to offer lower prices and longer battery life.

the future of the Google Pixelwatch

The Google Pixel Watch is expected to be a big hit. Google’s first in-house smartwatch has been rumoured for years, but now we’ll have to wait a little longer. Even if we have high hopes that it will work, we won’t know for sure until we put it on our wrist.


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