Google launches first smartwatch with premium features
Google unveiled its latest flagship phones as well as its very first smartwatch, the Pixel watch. It runs on Wear OS 3.5, but it is especially like the Fitbit watches inside since all its fitness characteristics are taken directly from it.
Google Pixel Watch will be available in a single 41mm size, but with two different variants for Wi-Fi and LTE connections. It has a small round screen measuring 1.2 inches with a peak brightness of 1000 nits and is always on the support. It appears like a regular wristwatch since its entire user interface is black and it blends well with the thick black bezel around it.
The domed dial also completes the look and the frame is made of stainless steel for durability. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and the only physical button is on the right side to scroll through the UI. It is ideal for bathing and showering because of its water resistance 5ATM.
It features your standard health monitoring features like a heart rate sensor and ECG sensor for more accurate readings. It has many integrations with the Fitbit team for precise algorithms allowing better health tracking. It may even tell you when you must stop and rest.
Instead of its personalized Tensor chip for its smartphones, Google used the Exynos 9110 chip for the watch that has been in use since 2018. It brings 2GB of RAM and Google says the battery should last the whole day.
Google Pixel Watch (Wi-Fi) will be priced at $350 while the LTE version will be available for $400. There will be a number of straps to select and you will also get an “Active” silicone band in the box. There are also woven, metallic and leather strips.