Google has finally unveiled its very first smartwatch, the aptly named Pixel Watch.
The announcement was more of a teaser than a full-on release as the Google PIxel Watch, alongside the new Pixel 7 series, will not be available until later this year. Unlike the Pixel 6a that’s already been revealed in all its glory.
This watch is one of the more prominent results of Google’s USD2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit, one of the biggest names in the activity tracking and wearable market.
The release confirms all the leaks and rumors we’ve already seen. The Pixel Watch indeed has a clean and circular design, with a noticeable dome-like glass with its aggressively curved sides.
For the full classic watch feel, this one boasts a “tactile” digital crown that lets you operate the interface with ease. There’s also a physical button on top of it.
The stainless steel body really compliments the curved screen for a more premium look and feel. Despite that, this material is actually recycled.
Also, the bands are swappable to match your style. Albeit, it’s proprietary, so you have to get them from Google themselves.
To match the hardware, the device will run on an improved version of Google’s Wear OS 3.0. It also comes with a revamped interface for improved navigation, especially with its digital crown, and smart notifications. It also works with other Google products like Google Assistant and Google Wallet.
Since it runs on Wear OS, Google apps would run natively on this device. Also, you could expect deep integration with Fitbit features.
The complete set of sensors, connectivity, features, battery life, and the rest of the specs and features, especially the price, should be announced in the coming weeks or months.