The rumor mill is churning, and it appears that the Google Pixel Watch will become a genuine, released product in the near future. We now have some leaked marketing materials that provide another look at the rumored design of the upcoming Wear OS smartwatch.
The blurry images are courtesy of well-known tipster Jon Prosser and FrontPage Tech, and are official promotional renders created by Google. So we may see these images again when the wearable is officially released.
These new images correspond to unofficial renders from the same source that we saw earlier this year. The Pixel Watch sporting a very minimal design and barely any bezels around the side of the screen.
Comes with FitBit
We don’t get any information about the smartwatch’s specifications or dimensions here – we only get the visuals for the time being. We’ll have to wait to find out what colors the Pixel Watch will be available in, how much you can expect to pay for it, and so on.
We know that the wearable will run Wear OS: Google will be hoping that the Pixel Watch will serve as a showcase for the capabilities of its software in the same way that the Pixel phones serve as standard bearers for Android’s potential.
We learned a few days ago that the Pixel Watch may finally see the light of day in 2022, even though it has been discussed for years. Google’s acquisition of Fitbit may be one of the reasons the device is finally being pushed from development to launch.
The Pixel Watch appears to be a matter of when rather than if it will be released at this point. We’re glad it is: Google has been neglecting Wear OS in recent years until the major update this year, and the new wearable should hopefully mean that the smartwatch software receives more time and effort invested in it.
On the other hand, the Pixel Watch is entering a very competitive market. There are some excellent smartwatches on the market right now, not least the Apple Watch, which has been refined and improved over seven generations to be a genuinely useful and stylish gadget.
Every year, we see top-tier smartwatches from Garmin appear, with features and pricing ranging from low to high. Garmin wearables, packed with functionality, appeal to everyone from casual runners to serious outdoor enthusiasts.
Fitbit, which Google now owns, produces both the Sense and Versa smartwatches and numerous fitness trackers, and don’t forget Samsung’s Wear OS-powered Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. When you consider other Wear OS timepieces, such as the Fossil line, the Pixel Watch will have to work hard to stand out.