A Bluetooth SIG certification has just gone through for Google Pixel Watch. This reveals there will be three models of the device.
It really does look like it is happening folks. After years of rumours the Google Pixel Watch is about to drop. We’ve seen more than a few renders of the upcoming device. More recently this was followed by snaps of what looks to be close to a finished product.
But now there’s official confirmation, too. A few days ago a trademark filing was published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for Pixel Watch. It was registered to Google LLC. Well, that at least clears up any confusion about the name.
Today, another piece of evidence dropped.
Bluetooth SIG certification
The latest info comes from another regulatory filing – this one from Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) (via 9to5Google). The Bluetooth qualification is another step that needs to be completed before such devices can be sold to the public.
Some interesting information can be gathered from the accompanying paperwork. This reveals three design model numbers of the device: QWT9R, GBZ4S and GQF4C.
What exactly is the difference between them remains to be seen. They could be three distinct variants. On the other hand, they could just be slightly different models (due to varying cellular bands required) for different regions of the world.
Bluetooth SIG info also reveals the device runs on software version number RWD5.211104.001. That’s actually a few versions behind the current iteration of Wear OS 3 that is available to developers (it starts with “RWD7“). Probably because the Bluetooth SIG filing was done a while ago.
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All of this is a clear indicator that we are edging closer to an official unveiling. What’s currently missing is the FCC regulatory filing which is necessary before electronic devices can be sold in the US. We’re keeping an eye out for that.
Speculation is that Google will make some sort of Pixel Watch announcement at its I/O 2022 event which is taking place from May 11 to May 12th. Most likely, the actual launch will not happen at least for a further few months.
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