It’s been a busy week for leaks of the Pixel Watch. The not-so-distant Google Pixel Watch appears to be making headlines almost everyday, thanks to anything from leaked regulatory filings to photographs of a suspected prototype.
There’s no denying that Google is working on its first wristwatch under the Pixel brand. Even while Google hasn’t formally announced or named the Pixel Watch, the firm’s purchase of Fitbit and Wear OS update last year better positioned the business to launch an in-house wearable.
In contrast to the Apple Watch and the Galaxy Watch, Pixel owners do not have a dedicated smartwatch. However, if all the cards fall into place, the Pixel Watch might be the finest wristwatch for Android… from the company that created it.
It’s probable that Google I/O 2022 may see an unveiling of the Pixel Watch. We might be only weeks away from seeing Google’s own wristwatch after sharing its Wear OS software with other parties for years. Before then, you’ll want to be aware of these major rumours.
Pixel Watch prototype allegedly discovered at a restaurant
The discovery of a Pixel Watch prototype left on a restaurant table was the week’s most intriguing Google Pixel Watch rumour. Images of the smartphone were shared with Android Central, including one showing the Google ‘G’ logo lighted on the screen.
Reddit user published photographs of the watch on their wrist but said that without a charger, the gadget would not switch on. A lot of the speculation regarding the Pixel Watch (including photographs from Jon Prosser and Ian Zelbo) is confirmed in these images. There are two extra buttons on the metal band concealed behind the spinning crown, and it seems to have a spherical, edgeless display.
An undisclosed gadget has been abandoned before, even if it’s hard to believe now. Even yet, we can’t rule out the possibility that this is an older prototype of the Pixel Watch.
A variety of Pixel Watch versions are in the works, right?
Another fascinating Pixel Watch finding shows that Google is planning to release many smartwatches. According to a source, Google is working on a “Fit” version of the Pixel Watch, a more athletic version of the current model. There may be as many as three separate Google smartwatches, according to a recent Bluetooth certification.
GWT9R, GBZ4S, and GQF4C are the model numbers that the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has approved for Google’s wearable. Alternatively, it might refer to a single model with a variety of options, such as varying sizes, materials, or whether or not it supports LTE technology.
It’s possible that we may be persuaded to purchase a Pixel Watch Fit. However, Samsung has now shifted its marketing strategy to focus on the Galaxy Watch Active as a thinner and simpler version of the original Galaxy Watch.
Rumors about the Pixel Watch’s cost and availability
There has been a lot of conjecture regarding the Pixel Watch’s pricing and availability. Yogesh Brar, a Twitter leaker, claimed to have information on the Pixel Watch from “a relatively fresh source.” The Pixel Watch may only be offered in a limited release, which might indicate a variety of things. A restricted release might suggest an announcement followed by a delayed release date, a limited number of devices, no plans for yearly updates, or something quite different altogether.
Brar also said that the price of the Pixel Watch would be between $300 and $400. That’s a little better than the last report, which said the Pixel Watch will cost $400 when it launches. At least four watch band variations are expected to be available, according to the same report.
It will be based on the features of the Galaxy Watch 4.
Speaking of Samsung’s smartwatches, an earlier report suggested the Pixel Watch will include many of the characteristics of the Galaxy Watch 4. The Galaxy Watch 4 is the first (and only) wristwatch to run Wear OS 3, Samsung’s combined version of Tizen and Wear OS.
Pixel Watch might use Samsung’s BioActive Sensor featured in the Galaxy Watch 4 if this report is true. The sensor may be used to measure heart rate, electrocardiogram (ECG), and body composition using bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA).
Even if the Pixel Watch may not be the greatest Samsung wristwatch, it would be a good idea for it to operate with Galaxy phones.. As a result, we may be able to download certain Samsung apps in addition to Google’s offerings (Google Maps, Google Assistant, ect.)
….as well as Fitbit functions.
Google’s purchase of Fitbit, which became official in January 2021, may potentially help the Pixel Watch. Wear OS was mentioned at Google I/O last year, but Google did not discuss a Fitbit-powered Pixel Watch.
Late last year, we got a sneak peek at what the Google Pixel Watch might look like with Fitbit health monitoring built in, and we predicted it may outperform the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. An updated graphic, however, shows that Pixel Watch will feature or at least enable Fitbit functionality.
This watch face render was supplied by 91Mobiles writer and leaker Evan Blass. The Fitbit logo is prominently displayed in the centre of the screen, along with the time, date, and other information. However, it’s also plausible that the graphic is based on a genuine Pixel Watch interface that Blass has really seen.
Even if some of these reports are accurate, it may not be long before we find out. At least a hint of a fall debut might generate enthusiasm if Google doesn’t formally introduce the Pixel Watch at Google I/O on May 11. After all, this is the business that placed the Google Pixel 6 in a display case a month before the company announced the phone.