Google Pixel Watch rumours, specs and information

(Pocket-lint) – A Google-branded smartwatch has been rumoured for a while – no pun supposed – however it has but to materialise regardless of the Put on OS platform working quite a few third-party smartwatches, and Google launching the Put on OS 3 software program replace with Samsung.

Right here is every little thing that is been claimed up to now surrounding the Pixel Watch. Will it ever launch?

Fast abstract

For the time being, we do not know when/if the Google Pixel Watch will likely be launched and the way a lot it is going to price. It has been rumoured for thus lengthy now that we have nearly misplaced hope.

Google’s I/O developer convention occurred in Might 2021, although while it introduced a whole overhaul of the Put on OS platform, no Pixel Watch was revealed. There was additionally no point out in the course of the October 2021 occasion, the place the Pixel 6 units had been revealed.

That hasn’t stopped rumours persevering with to seem although – with the newest suggesting a tease at I/O in Might 2022 and a correct launch in October 2022 – so it is nonetheless on the playing cards primarily based on stories.

Pixel Watch launch date

As we talked about, the Google Pixel Watch has been rumoured for fairly a while now. There are at the moment no concrete rumours suggesting when the smartwatch may launch, although 2022 has been claimed and the Pixel Watch is claimed to have appeared on a US provider’s stock system, giving us slightly extra religion in its existence. It is also stated the web Google Retailer is making room for a brand new smartwatch, additional supporting the concept the Pixel Watch does really exist.

It has been steered Google will tease the Pixel Watch throughout Google I/O in Might 2022 alongside the launch of the rumoured Pixel 6a, adopted by a correct launch in October 2022 with the Pixel 7 units.

Pixel Watch design

Some footage of the Pixel Watch have appeared on-line a couple of instances, exhibiting a premium design with a round face, slim and clean bezels and a crown on the the proper hand aspect.

There’s each likelihood this may not be the ultimate design of the machine, so it is value not getting your hopes up too excessive simply but, although it does appear to be the one design showing in leaks.

It’s stated to be coming in black, gold and grey color choices.

Pixel Watch {hardware} and software program

  • Seemingly Put on OS
  • Seemingly Fitbit options

We would count on the Pixel Watch to run on the Put on OS 3 software program, developed by Google and Samsung as a mix of the very best options from Put on OS and Tizen OS. We would additionally count on Fitbit software program or options to play an element on the watch, maybe providing Fitbit’s glorious sleep monitoring, for instance. Leaks present Fitbit’s emblem on the Pixel Watch face and it is an apparent path to take.

Rumours beforehand steered fundamental health monitoring will likely be on board, like coronary heart fee monitoring and step counting, although we would not be shocked to see slightly extra superior options too. Competitors on this area is hard, with the Apple Watch and Samsung’s newest smartwatches providing loads of well being options so it might make sense that the Pixel Watch does too.

It is claimed the Pixel Watch will include 32GB of inner storage and it’s anticipated to supply a variant with mobile connectivity.

Pixel Watch specs: What we would like and count on

  • Stable supplies
  • Premium design
  • Spherical face seemingly
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon Put on 3100
  • 4GB RAM
  • 512MB storage
  • 300mAh or bigger battery
  • HR monitor
  • GPS
  • Waterproofing
  • 4G LTE attainable
  • Put on OS 3
  • Fitbit integration

Google Pixel Watch rumours: What’s occurred?

Right here is every little thing we’ve got heard up to now in regards to the Google Pixel Watch.

20 April 2022: Pixel Watch breaks cowl as Google preps on-line retailer for launch

91Mobiles revealed a face-on picture of the Pixel Watch, exhibiting a crown on the proper, domed glass on the highest and the Fitbit emblem within the centre, suggesting the platform will likely be built-in correctly.

9to5Google additionally reported that the web Google Retailer is being redesigned to create space for the brand new smartwatch, suggesting a launch is imminent.

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25 March 2022: Google Pixel Watch to be teased at I/O however launched with Pixel 7 in October

Leaker Jon Prosser claims the Pixel Watch will be teased at Google I/O 2022, before launching properly in October.

2 March 2022: Google Pixel 6a and Pixel Watch could be imminent after carrier listing found

The Google Pixel Watch appeared on a US carrier’s inventory and it’s claimed to come in gray, black and gold colours, aloong with 32GB on on board storage.

22 December 2021: Google Pixel Watch tipped to feature Exynos chip and next-gen Google Assistant

9to5Google has uncovered numerous strings of code hinting that the Pixel Watch will characteristic the next-gen Google Assistant and could also be powered by Exynos.

6 December 2021: New Google Pixel Watch renders give us our greatest look but on the rumoured smartwatch

Jon Prosser has shared some alleged advertising pictures of the Pixel Watch, exhibiting a round design. 

3 December 2021: Google’s in-house smartwatch, aka Pixel Watch, may launch in 2022

In accordance with a report from Insider, Google is engaged on a smartwatch. It’s internally codenamed Rohan, and it is being labored on by Google’s Pixel {hardware} group, which is separate from Fitbit. 

It’s anticipated to price greater than a Fitbit, competing straight with the Apple Watch. It is also stated to have fundamental health monitoring options, similar to step counting and a coronary heart fee monitor and will have Fitbit integration into Put on OS, due to an effort codenamed Nightlight.

11 October 2021: Pixel Watch seemingly delayed

Leaker Max Weinbach claimed on Twitter that whereas he was informed the Pixel Watch was coming about six months in the past, however may very well be delayed due to chip scarcity, he’s assuming it has been delayed and is uncertain if it will likely be revealed with the Pixel 6 on 19 October or subsequent yr.

25 Might 2021: Extra Google Pixel 6, 6 Professional and 5a 5G particulars revealed in leak

Max Weinbach revealed some particulars in regards to the Pixel 5a 5G, Pixel 6 and 6 Professional in a podcast. He additionally claimed the Google Watch can be revealed in October 2021 alongside the Pixel units although.

18 Might 2021: Google redesigns Put on OS with Samsung and Fitbit

Google introduced a redesigned Put on OS in collaboration with Samsung and Fitbit.

9 April 2021: Obvious Pixel Watch design revealed in new leak

Jon Prosser revealed the obvious design of the long-rumoured Pixel Watch in a video. It has a round face, bezel-free design and a bodily crown. It is claimed to be codenamed Rohan and the renders had been created primarily based on pictures offered by a supply.

19 Might 2020: Pixel Watch may have a gesture characteristic

Google filed a patent with the US Patent Workplace in Might 2020 that implies the corporate is engaged on bringing hand gestures to a smartwatch.

19 September 2019: Why Google Pixel Watch was cancelled on the final minute

A brand new report on Enterprise Insider has claimed Google cancelled plans to launch a Pixel Watch on the final minute as a result of Google’s {hardware} chief, Rick Osterloh, was of the opinion on the time that it “did not appear to be what belonged within the Pixel household.” 

The report additionally stated that a former worker said that the syncing between the Pixel smartphone and smartwatch additionally “did not work that nice”, making for one more purpose to tug the launch. There have been fears that with this and the smartwatch not fairly trying proper, it might “…deliver down the identify of the Google {hardware} model.” 

As an alternative of killing the watches fully, Google is claimed to have determined to not launch them underneath its personal model identify as initially deliberate, and as an alternative launched them underneath LG within the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Type. 

The report provides that whereas there are nonetheless rumours Google is engaged on its own-branded smartwatch, sources declare that there will likely be no smartwatch launching alongside the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL at its occasion on 15 October.

3 September 2019: Google Pixel Watch with built-in digital camera seems in patent

A patent filed by Google known as ‘Digicam Watch’ has been authorized. The patent reveals a watch with a spherical face and a digital camera built-in, although it isn’t clear from the patent whether or not the digital camera is a hole-punch design or underneath the show.

There aren’t any buttons on the design sketches, suggesting the Pixel Watch may characteristic some type of rotating or contact bezel.

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4 April 2019: Doable Pixel Watch tech pops up in patent

A lately authorized patent reveals Google has been engaged on a number of fast launch watch band mechanisms. A number of choices are proven within the patent pictures, one among which is a convention fast launch pin technique, whereas the others seem slightly extra advanced. 

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8 February 2019: New job listings recommend Pixel Watch nonetheless taking place

Two job listings at Google for a “Vice President, {Hardware} Engineering, Wearables” and “Wearables Design Supervisor, Client {Hardware}”, recommend Google continues to have main {hardware} ambitions for wearables.

25 January 2019: Doable Pixel Watch codenames seem on-line

9to5Google reported on two codenames – Medaka and Salmon – which appeared on-line and are steered to reference the Pixel Watch. The codenames appeared in AOSP alongside proof suggesting they’re smartwatches however no additional particulars had been provided.

17 January 2019: Google and Fossil enter into $40 million settlement

Google and Fossil Group enter right into a $40 million settlement, during which Google will purchase a few of Fossil’s smartwatch know-how, together with members of the Fossil’s analysis and growth group. Whereas particulars are scarce, it suggests Google continues to be critical about Put on OS.

3 September 2018: No Pixel Watch in 2018

Tom’s Information reported that the rumoured Pixel Watch wouldn’t launch in 2018. 

Miles Barr, Google’s director of engineering for Put on OS, stated in an interview with Tom’s Information: “To think about a one-size-fits-all watch, I do not assume we’re there but. Our focus is on our companions for now,” he defined.

The Pixel Watch will seemingly place a particular concentrate on Google Assistant and AI studying when it lastly arrives although as Barr informed Tom’s Information his ideally suited Pixel Watch would supply these. 

A separate Google spokesperson additionally confirmed that the corporate wouldn’t be saying its personal smartwatch in 2018.

10 Might 2018: Three fashions of the Pixel Watch claimed to be within the works

WinFuture reported that there are three fashions of Pixel Watch within the works, however these may simply be prototypes with a plan to solely launch one.

10 Might 2018: Google’s fall occasion anticipated to characteristic Pixel-branded watch

Infamous leakster Evan Blass tweeted {that a} dependable supply informed him “with excessive confidence” {that a} Pixel-branded watch would seem on the 2018 fall {hardware} occasion alongside the 2 smartphones and second-gen Pixel Buds. In fact, that wasn’t the case ultimately.

15 March 2018: Google rebrands Android Put on to Put on OS

Google’s smartwatch platform, Android Put on, first arrived in 2014. In 2018, Google ditched the identify and branding, relaunching the software program as Put on OS.

10 February 2017: LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Type launch

LG introduced the LG Watch Sport and the LG Watch Type, backed by Google because the poster watches for Android Put on 2.0 with their rotating dials. They put an finish to the Google-branded smartwatch…for some time.

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23 December 2016: Google to launch two Android Put on watches in 2017

The Verge reported that Jeff Chang, product supervisor of Android Put on, stated Google is planning to launch new watches that will likely be flagship Android Put on 2.0 units.

Chang stated the machine would not be Pixel branded nonetheless, regardless of the Pixel and Pixel XL launching two months earlier, changing the Nexus line. As an alternative, the watches would take the identify of the producer that makes them.

12 July 2016: Renders seem of Google’s Nexus smartwatches

Android Police revealed some renders of Google’s Android Put on smartwatches. The bigger machine, often known as Angelfish, is claimed to be on the left, whereas Swordfish, the smaller machine, is on the proper.

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6 July 2016: Google engaged on Nexus-branded smartwatches

Android Police reported that Google was engaged on Nexus-branded smartwatches. The 2 units had been claimed to be Google-made and so they had codenames of Angelfish and Swordfish.

Rumours suggests Angelfish was a bigger, sportier mannequin which might include LTE knowledge, GPS and coronary heart fee. Swordfish in the meantime was stated to be smaller and miss LTE knowledge and GPS off its options listing. 

Each watches had been claimed to characteristic round shows.

Writing by Britta O’Boyle.