Google announces Pixel Watch, its first Wear OS smartwatch

THE Pixel Watch finally had details revealed during the first day of Google I/O 2022. During the announcement, it was given a first look at the smart watch and what Wear OS 3.1 will be its operating system.

The Pixel Watch’s design is rounded with a rotating crown and allows the strap to be changed easily. In addition, its case (watch body) is made of recycled stainless steel. Check out more details about the Google smartwatch below.

Smartwatch Google Pixel Watch.  Source: Google
Smartwatch Google Pixel Watch. Source: Google

connectivity

The Pixel Watch is compatible with LTE technology, allowing access to the mobile internet by subscribing to the plan of a telephony operator. In addition, like every smartwatch, the Google smart watch has NFC, technology used to make payments by approximation through an application installed on the cell phone, such as Google Wallet.

Smartwatch Google Pixel Watch.  Source: Google
Smartwatch Google Pixel Watch. Source: Google

Sensors for analyzing the user’s health and fitness

Google’s smart watch has sensors for heart rate and sleep tracking. In addition, the Pixel Watch is able to connect to the Fitbit app, making it possible to analyze in detail information about fitness and activity minutes. Through the Health Connect APIs, it will be possible to share health data between the Fitbit, Google Fit and Samsung Health apps.

New experience with Wear OS

Although Google didn’t give us many details about what the Wear OS experience will be like when using the Pixel Watch, it was said that Google Maps, Google Assistant and Play Store apps are part of the features that the user will have. . That’s all the company shared during Google I/O about the smartwatch operating system.

Illustrative image with Google Pixel Watch.  Source: Google
Illustrative image with Google Pixel Watch. Source: Google

Launch and availability

Google Pixel Watch smartwatch will be released between September and November 2022 along with Google’s new flagship phone, the Pixel 7.

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