As we approach the supposed release date of Google Pixel Watch, more information is becoming available. The device will reportedly launch in the near future. The Google I/O is when the first official information is expected.
In the meantime, we have some more titbits from Evan Blass. This time around he teamed up with 91Mobiles to come up with a new render of the upcoming device. It is not exactly clear where his information comes from so take this with a pinch of salt. The image shows a frontal view of the Pixel Watch.
The Fitbit logo in the middle speaks volumes about Google’s expected integration with Fitbit. What exactly clicking on the complication does remains to be seen. This image is along the lines of other pictures that were revealed earlier by Blass. A sleek looking circular timepiece.
We are expecting some sort of integration between the Fitbit and Google platforms considering the search giant has snapped up Fitbit in a multi-million dollar deal. This was announced in late-2019 and completed in early 2021. So far it has been business as usual at Fitbit and we are still waiting for Google’s first wearable. The latter has reportedly been years in the making.
The other information that has come to light is that Pixel Watch will run WearOS 3.1 when it does launch. Check out the screenshot below. To remind, Google Pixel Watch is being developed under the codename Rohan.
As far as the actual launch date we’ve had conflicting information. The latest expectations are that we will get some sort of announcement at Google I/O which is due to be held on May 11th and 12th. So not long to go now. As far as the official unveiling and availability of the device, that will most likely occur with the launch of Pixel 7 and 7 Pro in October. A pre end-year shopping bonanza release does make sense.
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Much has already been written about the mythical device. Rumours have been circulating for some 3-4 years now. Google Pixel Watch is expected to primarily be a health and fitness focused device with the usual sensors. As things stand now, the most attractive part of the package will be the design, WearOS 3.1 and tight integration with Fitbit. Let’s hope we are wrong and Google comes up with something truly innovative.
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