After WearOS got rebranded, Google has committed to developing a smartwatch operating system focused on fitness and smarts. But does this mean a Google Pixel smartwatch is around the corner?
Well according to Reliable leaker Evan Blass is reporting that Google is planning to launch a Pixel-branded smartwatch this year and it will debut alongside the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL and second-generation Pixel Buds.
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Google Pixel Smartwatch rumour details
- What is it? It is Google’s first smartwatch probably called the Google Pixel smartwatch
- When is it out? The current thinking is that the Google Pixel smartwatch release will happen later in the year alongside the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
- What will it cost? Google Pixel pricing is not announced yet
Google Pixel smartwatch release date
There isn’t much information about the release date for the Google Pixel Smartwatch, But my early predications suggestion and based on a late 2018 release schedule along with the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel smartwatch specs and features
Very little is known about the Google Pixel smartwatch as of yet, but because Google Assistant has become a huge pillar for the Pixel phone, being used in products like Google Lens and identifying songs on the lock screen, then I suspect that Google Assistant will play a big role how you interact with the Google Pixel SMartwatch.
Google has recently updated Wear OS with some added smart features, allowing you to control your smart home products and giving you follow-up queries after you ask Assistant a question. So based on this, I suspect it will be able to control your smart home accessories that are connected to Google Home.
In terms of the fitness features, I suspect that Google will look to at least match the offering by Apple and provide tight integration to Google Fit. I also suspect that the Pixel smartwatch will feature GPS, optical HR sensor along with mapping capabilities linked to Google maps.
Google Pixel smartwatch price
Google Pixel smartwatch is yet to be released, but if I was to have a guess based on the current smartwatch market. You should see pricing for the Google Pixel smartwatch to be around $300/£299 when its released later this year
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I am Jon R and the editor of Active JR that covers wearables, fitness tech and smart home. I have a huge passion for technology having worked in the sector for over 18 years in a variety of roles and I like combining this with fitness.
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