Rumors are mounting, and it looks like the Google Pixel Watch might finally become a real, released product in the near future. Now we have some leaked marketing materials that give us another look at the supposed design of the upcoming Wear OS smartwatch.
The blurry images are courtesy of well-known insider Jon Prosser and Front Page Tech, and are apparently official promotional renderings made by Google, so we may see these images again when the handheld device launches.
These new images match unofficial renderings we saw earlier this year from the same source, with the Pixel Watch sporting a very minimal design and next to nothing in the way of bezels around the side of the screen.
With Fitbit added
What we don’t get here are the details of the smartwatch’s specifications or dimensions; it’s just the pictures for now. We’ll have to wait to find out what kind of colors the Pixel Watch will be offered in, how much you should expect to pay for it, etc.
What we do know is that the wearable will come with Wear OS: Google will expect the Pixel Watch to act as a showcase for its software capabilities in the same way that Pixel phones are standard bearers of Android’s potential. .
We heard a few days ago that the Pixel Watch could finally be seeing the light of day sometime during 2022, though it’s been talked about for years at this point. It’s possible that Google’s acquisition of Fitbit is part of the reason the device is finally being pushed from development to launch.
Analysis: the smartwatch market is more competitive than ever
It seems like it’s a question of when, rather than whether the Pixel Watch launches at this point, and we’re glad it’s on its way: Google has been neglecting Wear OS for the past few years, until this year’s big update, and the Hopefully, the new wearable should mean that the smartwatch software spends more time and effort on it.
However, the Pixel Watch is entering a very strong market. There are some great smartwatches out there right now, including the Apple Watch, which over seven generations has been refined and improved to be a really useful and stylish device.
We also see Garmin’s top-tier smartwatches popping up every year, across the spectrum in terms of features and pricing. Garmin wearables appeal to everyone from casual joggers to outdoor enthusiasts, and they’re packed with functionality.
Now owned by Google, Fitbit makes the Sense and Versa smartwatches, as well as their many fitness trackers, and let’s not forget Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic powered by Wear OS technology. Add in other Wear OS watches like the Fossil range, and the Pixel Watch will have to work hard to stand out.