Google has now really announced at their conference that the Pixel Watch is coming.
In fact, we all knew it already. But now technology’s worst kept secret is no longer a secret. At ‘s I/O 2022 Developer Conference yesterday Google has confirmed the existence of the much-leaked Pixel Watch. Not only that, the company showed pictures of the device and it looks a lot like a bezel-less Samsung Galaxy Watch.
Google Pixel Watch
The watch looks nice, but is not very striking. It also does not differ much from the already existing smartwatches. The Pixel Watch has a domed, round face and, like most Google hardware, appears to have a pastel color scheme. There is a “tactile crown” and adjustable straps will also be available.
The Pixel Watch will run on OS 3. Some features that were already known, such as offline Maps directions on your wrist, are finally coming. Emergency SOS and a new Google Wallet are also coming to Wear OS on the Pixel Watch.
A smartwatch is not a smartwatch without all kinds of functions. Google therefore promises a deep integration with Fitbit, which it recently acquired. This is for health and fitness tracking features. Wear OS didn’t have extensive tools for activity and biometric tracking for a long time, but it is now coming for this watch.
Not much else is actually known about the Pixel Watch itself, other than more details to be released in the coming months. The device will launch in the fall with the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. We don’t know what chipset Google uses or what battery life to expect. That information will be coming our way in the coming months. Google will have to come up with a good offer to beat Apple.