What you need to know
- Official marketing images of the rumored Google Pixel Watch have cropped up.
- Google's first smartwatch will likely run Wear OS 3 at launch.
- The wearable is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2022.
Google has been skipping developing its own Wear OS smartwatch for many years, despite having the resources to do so, let alone its long-standing Android wearable platform. However, renders of the Google Pixel Watch surfaced earlier this year, courtesy of Jon Prosser, raising hopes that Google's first smartwatch would be released soon.
While the long-awaited Pixel Watch did not make an appearance alongside the Google Pixel 6 series in October, a new report emerged a few days ago claiming that the smartwatch would be unveiled early next year. A new leak now gives us what looks like a solid proof that Google is indeed preparing to launch its own Wear OS smartwatch soon.
Jon Prosser has revealed what appear to be official marketing images of the Pixel Watch, which corroborate previous rumors about its design. The marketing images show a round watch body with no bezel. It will also most likely have standard health tracking capabilities as well as proprietary bands. You can watch more images below:
It's also possible that the smartwatch will run Google's Wear OS 3, a version of the platform created in collaboration with Samsung. Only Samsung's best Android smartwatches, the Galaxy Watch 4 series, currently support Wear OS 3.
That said, Wear OS 3 is expected to arrive on more wearables in the middle of 2022, including future Fossil Gen 6 models and select Mobvoi TicWatch smartwatches. In light of the most recent leak, the Pixel Watch appears to be a worthy addition to that list.
The watch is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2022, ahead of the scheduled Wear OS 3 rollout to more smartwatches.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
Because of its fast Exynos chip, excellent OLED display, and long battery life, the Galaxy Watch 4 has everything you want in a fitness smartwatch. It will also connect seamlessly to your Galaxy phone and has the added benefit of optional LTE.
Jay Bonggolto always keeps a nose for news. He is a tech journalist based in the Philippines who has been writing about consumer tech for the past six years and has been using various Android phones since falling in love with Jelly Bean. When he's not writing, he likes to spend time outside, stealing scenes with his phone camera.
Interested to see how it's received. First impression for me is it has zero ruggedness to it. I'd destroy that just walking down a hallway. It's a watch, not a fitness band.
I was thinking almost the same thing. Looks great but that display is just begging for damage.
Google needs to hire someone who's actually put a watch on their wrist.
Clearly the design team has never put a watch on and worn it through a day.
I can't imagine not having the buffer of a bezel. I don't even want to try.
Here's hoping for version 2 in 2023.
Apple seems to get along just fine...
Looks like a woman's watch... Real men working real jobs would destroy that Google Pixel watch. The only durable full feature android smartwatch are the Samsung Galaxy watch classic watches. A surprising durable, more basic and cheap option... Xheapnin a good way if all you need is time, steps, weather, and heart rate... Is the now older Samsung Gear 2. , tlThe Fitbit charge watches don't make the cut because their band connections are so weak. The Galaxy watch classic can take a beating in industrial work environments... I have the stand alone mobile LTE watch version.
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