Google Pixel Watch leak gives us a first look at the anticipated smartwatch

jsilva

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In context: Whispers about Google's smartwatch started to emerge back in 2018, but up until now there wasn't much to go on about the "Pixel Watch." Now thanks to Jon Prosser, who is known as a credible source for Android-related leaks, we can take the first look at how the Google Pixel Watch might look and some of the features we can expect.

When Google sent out invites for the Pixel 3 announcement in 2018, many thought a showcase of the Pixel Watch was imminent, but then that didn't happen. Three years have passed since then, and Google has yet to say anything official about the Pixel Watch, but this latest leak suggests the tech giant is still working on it.

Jon Prosser's Front Page Tech has posted a new video showing the first rendered images of the Google Pixel Watch, giving us a glimpse of how it will look. These renders are based on photos that the leaker was asked not to share.

The video further informs us that there will be about 20 different bands for the Google Pixel Watch and that the display features a bezel-less round design. Similar to other Android-based smartwatches, Google's device is expected to feature WearOS. Prosser also notes that the UI renders are based on the software seen on the photos, meaning it should be fairly similar to the final product.

There's still much to learn about the Pixel Watch, but with Google I/O coming just around the corner, the company might shed some light on it. As for a release date, rumors point to an October 2021 release. Once it hits the market, it will most likely rival the Apple Watch Series 6 and other WearOS watches such as the Casio GSW-H1000.

Image credit: Jon Prosser and Ian Zelbo

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m4a4

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That does look nice. However I'm not sure how they're going to get away with that thinness (and still have long battery life along with a snappy UI).
 

y6Tq2RGXEejb

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I still daily drive a Pebble Steel because I still prefer to wear something that looks like a watch and has a screen that doesn't need to be backlit in order to be visible under direct sunlight. Besides, charging it every Sunday evening is so much better than charging it every evening.
 

Watzupken

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Looking at Google’s track record with their Watch OS, and also hardware for their Pixel phones, I won’t want to try it. There are many smartwatches out there that is likely going to be better if not cheaper at the same time.
 
As fitbit user, if this fail to keep up & hopefully exceed with the heart monitoring functions of a top-of-the line fitbit, we're going to be very unhappy.
 
Rebble got you covered! ;)

I still daily drive a Pebble Steel because I still prefer to wear something that looks like a watch and has a screen that doesn't need to be backlit in order to be visible under direct sunlight. Besides, charging it every Sunday evening is so much better than charging it every evening.
 
Here's why Google is so bad at keeping up with Apple: They are an advertising company. The last few hardcore Pixel users I know jumped ship this past year, and now it's too late.