The Pixel Watch will be available in three colors (silver, black, and gold), and Google is also working on a line of 20mm straps that are compatible with multiple products. The battery capacity is just under 300mAh, and on the other end is a USB-C magnetic charger. The battery is expected to last a day. Other notable specs include built-in GPS, 50-meter water resistance, NFC, and a slew of health sensors, most likely the same ones used by the Fitbit Luxe and Charge 5.
The Pixel Watch runs Wear OS 3 with Android’s “Smart Unlock” and a companion app for the Google Pixel Watch.
As we learned at the I/O 2022 conference in May, the Pixel Watch will have a Bluetooth/Wi-Fi model and a model with LTE. According to a source familiar with the matter, the lattercell phoneA version of the Pixel Watch is priced at $399 in the US. Of course, plans could change ahead of launch, and carrier involvement will undoubtedly bring prices down.
That’s the same price as the cheapest Bluetooth/Wi-Fi-only Apple Watch Series 7SamsungThe Galaxy Watch 5 is $279 and the Watch 5 Pro is $449. If you go up to the phone model, it’s $499, $329, and $449, respectively. (For comparison, the just-announced Fitbit Sense 2, which doesn’t have a cellular model, costs $299).
For the price, the Pixel Watch sits between Samsung’s entry-level andapple, while Fitbit is Google’s more affordable line of smartwatches.
Compared to last year’s phone-only launch, Google will launch two major products side-by-side this fall if the launch goes according to plan. The Pixel Watch is expected to launch alongside the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, similar to when the Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Pro launched at the same time in July.