After years of rumors and weeks of leaks, the Google Pixel Watch is real. It is true that yesterday the company limited itself to a small announcement of smart watches, saving the main release until the presentation of the Google Pixel 7, which is expected to be presented in the fall.
By design, the Google Pixel Watch has no surprises. Their exterior is perfectly consistent with those renders and photos of smartwatches that leaked to the network before the announcement. They received a round body, a button on the side and a “tactile” wheel. The case is made of recycled stainless steel and offers interchangeable straps.
As expected, the main feature of the Pixel Watch is the proprietary Wear OS 3 operating system, which will offer some improvements, an “updated user interface” with improved navigation and smart alerts. Among other things, they mentioned the support of mobile telephony networks.
The Pixel Watch is finally official
Speaking of software, Google stressed the presence of the company’s stock apps, as well as deep integration with Fitbit. That means applications like Google Maps and Assistant. as well as applications such as Google Wallet and Google Home that are new to Wear OS. Another feature that comes to Wear OS is Emergency SOS. which allows you to call emergency services or contact a family member for help.
Google Pixel Watch owners will be able to sync their data with their Fitbit account. and will also use all of Fitbit’s latest algorithms to monitor physical activity and health. Although Fitbit was actively involved in the creation of the Pixel Watch. and in fact it is a joint product of the two companies; In the future, smartwatches called Fitbit with Wear OS will appear.
Regarding the hardware of Google Pixel Watch, the company chose not to give details. storing them until complete release. There are only reports that this is a premium product and will be compatible with devices with Android 8.0 and later.
The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will be released in the fall and will be the first smartphones in the world with Android 13. The hardware base will be the proprietary SoC Tensor, but already the second generation. Finally, today Google revealed the colors of the new products: The Pixel 7 will be offered in black, white and yellow and the Pixel 7 Pro in black, white and green.