Google Pixel Watch rumors have been swirling for several months now, with details on the upcoming smartwatch from Google beginning to emerge earlier this year.
Google Pixel Watch is announced, but when will it come out?
Google teased the Pixel Watch during Google I/O 2022 alongside the launch of the Pixel 6a, the Pixel Buds Pro, and the Pixel 7 & 7 Pro, but this was just a tease, with the promise of a launch in “fall 2022”.
Just like what Apple is doing, in recent news, we’ve heard that this fall apple is launching its Apple Watch models.
Is this going to be a competition?
Still, despite no information about pricing or even an exact release date. With the Pixel Watch, Google is looking to jumpstart its smartwatch line. After years of acquisitions and promises, we finally get their own watch. This is more than just a standard watch however as it will be powered by Wear OS [Android Wear] and will boast LTE support for connected features via an app called Google Fit.
The core goal is to collect as much health data from you as possible and improve upon it. By making this device LTE enabled it brings in other features included as Google Assistant and physical fitness tracking [with the help of built-in NFC]. In addition to these features recommendations based on your fitness would also be made based on location data, weather data, and more.
Release Date & Price:
Google announced its Pixel Watch during its I/O 2022 conference. It will launch this fall alongside the Pixel 7 smartphone.
#GooglePixelWatch coming this fall 🎉*— Made By Google (@madebygoogle) May 11, 2022
💪 Track health and fitness goals w/ @Fitbit**
🏡 Control your home w/ the Google Home app for Wear OS***
🗣 Access Google Assistant, hands-free****#GoogleIO pic.twitter.com/3GwmJ2ud6X
Regarding price, we can only make guesses. Since Google owns Fitbit, so The Pixel watch will not be in the same price category. But, maybe Google will want to be in the competition and will try to undercut the prices. Like Google undercut Apple on pricing with its Pixel 6 phone release, it stands to reason that this new watch could be priced between $250 and $350.
Note: This price range is just a guess.
Google’s new smartwatch looks like it was designed with the help of a watch expert. The Pixel Watch has three buttons, one on the right side of the face and two on the left, a circular face with a domed design and glass that looks like it curves over the edges.
The watch is made of recycled stainless steel and there’s a tactile crown that looks similar to the Apple Watch. Customizable straps will be available, too. It’s also water-resistant, so you’ll be able to use it in the rain or even in the shower.
Health tracking and Fitbit integration
What’s perhaps most exciting about this new device is that it’ll leverage Fitbit fitness tracking. With the Google Pixel Watch’s new fitness tracking technology and redesign, you can get a well-rounded health metric experience on your wrist.
The Pixel Watch might have a battery capacity of 300mAh [via 9to5Google]. This makes it quite a bit smaller than the Galaxy Watch 4’s 247mAh, yet bigger than the Pebble Time Round’s 200mAh. This is fine though because it will be offered with cellular connectivity.
Wear OS & Google Assistant:
The Pixel Watch will likely be powered by Google’s Wear OS 3 and have Google Assistant, unlike Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4.
#GooglePixelWatch* helps you stay connected with helpful features like Google Assistant, @GoogleMaps and Google Wallet**— Made By Google (@madebygoogle) May 11, 2022
Get answers, make calls, send messages, pay, control your home and more–right from your wrist.**#GoogleIO pic.twitter.com/JrU6wYlKlb
Information in the Wear OS 3 emulator indicates that the Pixel Watch runs on a Samsung processor, not a Snapdragon chip. This may be due to the fact that Wear OS 3 is already optimized for Samsung’s Exynos platform. And of course, Snapdragon smartwatch chips are years behind in terms of processing power and power efficiency.
The Pixel Watch will not use the same processor as the Galaxy Watch 4. As verified by 9to5Google, the Pixel Watch uses an Exynos 9110 processor. It’s still more powerful than any Snapdragon chip, but it’s not as powerful as we expected.
The only cons I’m seeing right now is the Pixel Watch running on an Exynos chip from 2018.
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