This prototype seems to be in line with earlier speculations about the design of Pixel Watch.
Since the leaker Jon Prosser shared early Pixel Watch designs in April, speculation about a Google Pixel Watch has been rampant. And it seems that his early forecast has been proven correct.
With that out of the way, Google has applied for a trademark for the moniker Pixel Watch at the US Patent and Trademark Office—nothing out of the ordinary like the reported Pixel Notebook. Secondly, a Pixel Watch prototype was reportedly left behind at a restaurant, and there were several photos of it.
The images were given with Android Central by a person who asked to remain anonymous in order to protect their identity, location, and the name of the restaurant where the photos were taken. It is, however, a spherical gadget with a twistable crown on the right-hand side, as promised.
This is the first time that the Pixel Watch has apparently been seen in the wild, despite recent renderings showing a circular face.
Additionally, there seem to be two extra buttons tucked away on the metal band under the crown, indicating that users will not be restricted to using touchscreen controls alone. As a runner, this is something I appreciate much.
It’s bottom “looks metallic but feels like it’s covered with glass,” according to an Android Central insider who turned the phone over for them. Since Fitbit has promised a Fitbit integration in its software, we wouldn’t be shocked if it also supplied other health data like as ECG measurement and blood oxygen readings, as seen on the Fitbit Sense.
It’s not all good news, however. If the watch band that comes with the product is connected using a unique connection mechanism, personalising your wearable may be far more difficult than just purchasing any old band and connecting it. Despite the fact that it’s a smart business move for Google, it’s disheartening for individuals who like more options.
There is no way for the source to evaluate whether the Pixel Watch supports Qi wireless standards with a dock, thus it’s unclear how it charges. Under the strap connection is a single port, which we assume is a diagnostic port for troubleshooting like the one found on the Apple Watch. Given that this is merely a prototype, it may never feature on the final product.
We’re not able to see the watch in action, which is a shame. That’s not to say that the source didn’t try turning it on; once a recognisable G logo appeared on the screen, the prototype instantly turned itself back off again.
A restaurant prototype isn’t as far-fetched as it seems, even if this is an elaborate scam. At fact, Gizmodo spotted a prototype iPhone 4 in a pub in 2010, and that’s how the iPhone 4 first came to the world.
Despite the fact that wearables are generally attached to the wearer’s wrist, this specific device was located in a crate labelled “internal testing and development only.”