Google Is Working On A Mysterious Wear OS Smartwatch, Could Be The Pixel Watch 2A: Report

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Google is about to host its annual I/O event on May 14 and 15. However, just a few weeks ahead of the event, a mysterious Google smartwatch has appeared on the FCC website. Although it is unlikely that this is the Pixel Watch 3, it could be a slightly toned-down version of the company’s flagship smartwatch. 

FCC Listing Reveals The Smartwatch Could Run On Wear OS

Folks at 9To5Google were the first to spot the FCC listing of the unknown Google smartwatch. According to the listing, the smartwatch will likely run on the Wear OS operating system. Further, this device doesn’t provide an ultra-wideband connection. 

The device, carrying the model number G4SKY, provides several connectivity options, including LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. However, this is the extent of the information available about the purported device. It seems Google is working on a mid-generation refresh.

Is It The Pixel Watch 2A Or The New Fitbit Smartwatch?

Like the Pixel A series of smartphones, which provide most of the flagship features at a relatively affordable price, the listing might belong to an A series smartwatch called the Pixel Watch 2A. However, another theory suggests that Google could release the smartwatch under Fitbit’s branding. 

What About The Pixel Watch 3?

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There are a few reasons why the mysterious Google smartwatch won’t be the Pixel Watch 3. First, the Pixel Watch 2 successor will reportedly feature ultra-wideband connectivity instead of Bluetooth LE. 

Further, the Pixel Watch 3 is expected to roll out during Google’s fall event later this year. Considering the timeline, we should see the smartwatch’s FCC listing for at least another few months.

What Is FCC And How Are Its Certifications Important?

For those catching up, the FCC stands for the Federal Communications Commission. The regulatory authority of the United States looks after different forms of broadcasting. If a brand wants to sell its communications device in the region, it must first undergo an FCC certification. 

In the final stages of product development, companies send their products to the regular authority. The FCC checks whether the product meets all its criteria and provides it with a certificate. However, the product appears on the FCC’s website in the process, often tipping us about upcoming launches.

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A tech enthusiast at heart, Shikhar Mehrotra has been writing news since college for an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Over the last four years, he has worked with several national and international publications, including Republic World, and ScreenRant, writing news, how-to explainers, smartphone comparisons, reviews, and list-type articles. When he is not working, Shikhar likes to click pictures, make videos for his YouTube channel, and watch the American sitcom Friends.

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