Google’s smartwatch has been rumored to be in the works for many months now, but this time it seems that these speculations do hold some weightage as the latest reports confirm that the company is all set to launch its first in-house Pixel Smartwatch by 2022 mid.
Google Pixel Smartwatch will be launched and sold in limited countries where Google sells its Pixel smartphones too. Pixel smartwatch will be a wearable that is codenamed “Rohan” for now. The executives have reportedly told employees that they plan to come up with the watch in 2022.
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Google Pixel Smartwatch Expected Features
The reports claim that the smartwatch will run Wear OS 3 to showcase the latest version of Google’s smartwatch software to consumers and partners, who haven’t heard about the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 existing and running that software too. It is hidden under a layer of Samsung One UI and will be round in shape with no physical bezels, as claimed by artistic renders reports.
The Pixel watch is said to come with health and fitness monitors and these are reportedly in the testing phase for now. Employees that have tested these devices gave their feedback in a meeting back in November. Although this isn’t clear if the watch will be marketed as Pixel Watch or not, this is what is being speculated considering Google’s history.
It is still unclear whether Rohan will be a Fitbit device or not but it is otherwise said to have some good features like a heart rate monitor, step counter, and other health metric monitors. The battery currently would be slightly weak requiring daily charging and the watch will use proprietary bands as Apple does.
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The earliest launch of this smartwatch could take place by spring 2022, but that is far away for now. It is intended to give competition to Apple Watch and so all the tests getting good results is a must for its 2022 launch. The Pricing is expected to be somewhere around 349 US dollars, if not more.