Google used I / O conferencing to announce Android 13 in all its glory along with beta 2. However, the event also served to introduce new hardware such as the Pixel 6a and to enhance the upcoming Pixel Watch series and Pixel 7. We expected the Pixel Watch to come to this event, but obviously, the company still needs time and a bigger event. The device will only arrive in October, which is funny considering how many leaks occur. Of course, Google is not known for doing a good job of keeping its content secret. The Pixel Watch was advertised to be accompanied by the Exynos 9110, which is a bit of a concern given the age and manufacturing process of this chipset (10 nm from 2018). However, recent reports have suggested that it comes with a co-processor for energy savings.
Pixel Watch hardware details
Now, the co-processor is getting the name Cortex-M33 from Max Winebach. Cortex M33 power consumption is measured in micro Watts. Therefore, it can last a long time with the rumored 300 mAh battery. In addition to the co-processor, the Exynos 9110 will be combined with 1.5 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. These two parameters are quite high since we are talking about a tiny smartwatch. Also, applications and features should not be so demanding. We are not sure, of course, as the Pixel Watch will introduce the next version of WearOS. The device is said to promote the software and not the hardware. However, despite the old CPU, RAM and storage are very good for a smartwatch.
The Pixel Watch will feature a linear motor for tactile feedback. It will provide better vibrations than watches with standard vibration motors. So far, three versions of the Pixel Watch have been identified in the FCC database. One has only Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity (GQF4C). The other two have LTE (GBZ4S and GWT9R). The first only supports three bands – 5, 6 and 26, while the GWT9R will support many more bands: 2, 4, 5, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, 66 and 71. Perhaps the first is a device locked by a carrier that has only the necessary belts.
Mobile connectivity will make this device more independent and smarter. After all, you will not have to rely on your smartphone all the time and you will be able to use free applications that require an internet connection.
The charger for the laptop will also have a USB Type-C plug. Therefore, those who get a Pixel smartphone will be able to use the same charger that comes with the USB C-to-C cables. According to report, Compal is referred to as the ODM of the Pixel Watch. This company has extensive experience in the manufacture of mobile devices. Interestingly, it has been a major manufacturer of Apple Watches for years. So Google Pixel Watch owners can expect the same quality.
Google has teased the Pixel Watch as a product coming this “Autumn”. We assume that it will be released together with the Pixel 7 series, which may land in the very usual October.