The Google Pixel Watch was officially announced at the company’s I/O 2022 event on Wednesday by Rick Osterloh and it is reportedly set to be released alongside the Pixel 7 smartphone later this year. Featuring a bold circular dome design, tactile crown, recycled stainless steel chassis, and customizable bands.
No specifications were revealed, but we do know that the Pixel Watch boasts a 50-meter water resistance, 4G LTE connectivity (optional), and GPS navigation. On the software side, it runs an improved Wear OS UI with smart notifications that can be accessed by swiping up from the bottom and fluid navigation. Pricing has not yet been set, but it should be competitive with the Galaxy Watch 4, which retails for $249.99 USD. However, if you’re a ‘The Mandalorian’ fan, you might want to check out Disney’s Neo Smartwatch.
- Get ready to crush your wellness goals with body readings right on your wrist
- Better Sleep Starts Here: Wake up feeling refreshed and recharged with advanced sleep tracking; When you go to bed, your Galaxy Watch4 sleep tracker starts monitoring your sleep and SpO2 levels continuously
- Be Smart About Your Heart: Take care of your heart with accurate ECG monitoring and keep an eye on possible atrial fibrillation, a common form of irregular heart rhythm; Share personalized readings with your doctor using the Samsung Health Monitor app on your compatible Galaxy phone
- Make Every Workout Count: Get the most out of every exercise session with advanced workout tracking that recognizes 6 popular activities, from running to rowing to swimming, automatically in just 3 minutes; Stay motivated by connecting to live coaching sessions via your smartphone or to dynamic Group Challenges with your friends
You have your [Google] Pixel phone, you have your Pixel Buds, you have YouTube Music. And now all of a sudden, you see this more than we have in previous years, a much clearer head-on competitor to Apple,” said Ramon Llamas, a research director for International Data Corporation, a market research firm.