If the Omega MoonSwatch was by faaar the biggest watch news of the year thus far, I’ll go ahead and say the just-announced Google Pixel Watch is probably up there, too. So, let’s dive in and go over what we know.
Google today at its annual I/O developer conference officially announced the Pixel Watch, an Android-powered smartwatch that will be released this fall, likely alongside the also just-announced Pixel 7 smartphone. It’s the first smartwatch created by Google itself; previous Android-smartwatches were made by third-parties like Samsung and Motorola.
As you can see, it’s got a circular face and a prominent crown right at 3 O’Clock. So right off the bat, it has a distinct design compared to the Apple Watch. There’s an additional button at around 2 O’Clock. It runs what Google is calling a “reimagined” version of Wear OS.
Glancing at Google’s materials, there appears to be an emphasis on fitness and activity tracking with the new Pixel Watch. Of course, given that Google bought Fitbit just a few years ago, that makes a lot of sense to me.
There’s still quite a bit we don’t know about the Pixel Watch, including A) when it’ll be released and B) how much it will cost. Those are pretty important details!
We’ll discuss this a little bit more on the next episode of The HourTime Show, so make sure you’re subscribed in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!