It’s almost official, folks! The latest Pixel Watch teaser confirms most of the rumors we’ve heard about the Google smartwatch, including or better said – especially – its launch date.
We’ve been talking about the Pixel Watch for at least a year and speculation started around 3 years ago, when Google made some eye-catching acquisitions. Now, it seems the tech titan is close to showing it up on the big stage – possibly literally.
A recent leak from Evan Blass depicting an interactive tutorial of a “Pixel Rohan” with Wear OS 3.1 kind of confirms our guess: the Pixel Watch (codename: Rohan) is coming soon.
Blass’s caption “Won’t be long now” could even point to a May launch, at Google I/O developers conference. On that occassion, Google is also said to unveil the Pixel 6a budget edition.
We’d be happy to see both on stage, especially the Pixel Watch after being spotted in app updates and inventories. It’s three years in the making, after all, if we remember Google’s acquisition of Fossil’s smartwatch tech in the beginning of 2019.
Their intention to develop wearables became clearer later that year when they purchased Fitbit for $2.1 billion.
Then, in 2021, Google made another important step in this direction as it announced the WearOS partnership with Samsung. That’s what helped Samsung’s watches to be the first to sport the new Wear OS 3 last year.
But they won’t be the only ones to do so. This year, we expect to see more watches embrace Google’s operating system and of course, the Pixel Watch to debut with it. Plus, the new smartwatch might come with other cool new features like Google Assistance support that will allow wearers to open apps or translate speech to text via voice, as well as passive atrial fibrillation monitoring (via Fitbit).
Here are the other things we know about Google’s Pixel Watch:
- 2022 Snapdragon Wear chip
- cellular connectivity
- 32GB storage
- circular design
- one physical button
- colors: gray, black, gold
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