The rumor mill is growing and it seems like the Google Pixel Watch could finally become a real and released product in the near future. Now we have some leaked marketing materials that give us another look at the alleged design of the upcoming Wear OS smartwatch.
The blurry pictures come from a well-known tipster Jon Prosser and Front Page Tech and are apparently official ad renders from Google – so we might see those images again when the wearable actually hits the market.
These new images are in line with unofficial renders we saw from the same source earlier this year, with the Pixel Watch having a very minimal design and barely any bezels on the sides of the screen.
With an additional Fitbit
What we don’t get here are details about the specifications or dimensions of the smartwatch – it’s just the optics for now. We’ll have to wait to find out what colors the Pixel Watch comes in, how much you’ll have to pay for it, and so on.
What we do know is that the wearable will come with Wear OS: Google is hoping the Pixel Watch will act as an example of its software’s capabilities, just as the Pixel phones are standard bearers of Android’s potential.
A few days ago we heard that the Pixel Watch might finally see the light of day sometime in 2022even though it was talked for years At this point. It is possible that Google’s acquisition of Fitbit is one of the reasons the device is finally being pushed from development to actual launch.
Analysis: The smartwatch market is more competitive than ever
It seems more of a question of when the Pixel Watch will be launched at this point, and we’re glad it’s on the way: Google has been neglecting Wear OS for the past few years, up to the big update this year, and hopefully the new wearable will result in smartwatch software investing more time and effort.
However, the Pixel Watch comes in a very strong market. There are some excellent smartwatches out there right now – not the least of which is the Apple watchthat has been refined and improved over seven generations to be a really useful and stylish device.
We also see premium smartwatches from Garmin Also appear every year across the spectrum in terms of features and prices. Garmin wearables appeal to everyone, from the casual runner to the serious outdoor enthusiast, and are packed with functionality.
Fitbit, now owned by Google, does both that sense and the Versa Smartwatches as well as the many fitness trackers and not to forget the Wear OS-powered Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic from Samsung. Add other Wear OS watches like that. added fossil Range, and the Pixel Watch will have to work hard to stand out.