In latest months, 9to5Google has detailed a number of key elements of the Pixel Watch, and we’re now listening to how Google will price its first wearable at launch this fall.
What we find out about the Google smartwatch
With a round, domed design, the Pixel Watch measures roughly 40mm vast and is about 14mm thick. Google has but to reveal the show decision, nevertheless it spans round 30mm from an early measurement. There’s a crown at the 3 o’clock place that spins and could be pressed, whereas a single button is discovered simply above it.
The Pixel Watch might be out there in three colours (silver, black, and gold), and Google is engaged on an in depth assortment of 20mm bands that we beforehand reported on.
In Could, we reported that the Pixel Watch is powered by Samsung’s older Exynos 9110 with a (*7*)coprocessor, over 1.5GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. The latter two specs might be greater than anything on the Put on OS market at this time.
The battery is just below 300mAh with a magnetic charger that’s USB-C on the different finish. The battery is anticipated to final a day. Different notable specs embody built-in GPS, 50 meters of water resistance, NFC, and an array of well being sensors that might very nicely be the similar ones used by the Fitbit Luxe and Cost 5.
It is going to run Put on OS 3 with “Good Unlock” for Android and a Google Pixel Watch companion app.
Pixel Watch price
As we realized at I/O 2022 in Could, the Pixel Watch might be out there in a Bluetooth/Wi-Fi mannequin and a variant with LTE. In accordance to a supply acquainted with the matter, that latter mobile Pixel Watch will value $399 in the US. Plans may in fact change earlier than launch, whereas service offers will undoubtedly convey the price down.
That’s the similar price as the least expensive Apple Watch Sequence 7 with solely Bluetooth/Wi-Fi, whereas the comparable Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 is $279 and the Watch 5 Professional is $449. Going up to mobile fashions for every is $499, $329, and $449, respectively. (For comparability, the simply introduced Fitbit Sense 2 with no mobile is $299.)
By way of price, the Pixel Watch sits between Samsung‘s entry merchandise and Apple’s, whereas Fitbit serves as Google’s extra reasonably priced smartwatch vary. In contrast to the Galaxy Watch, Google is notably utilizing recycled chrome steel for the case, for which Apple costs a premium ($699) alongside with a sapphire crystal and included mobile. The Pixel Watch gained’t be utilizing that premium cowl glass, although.
Pixel Watch launch date
In contrast to final yr’s phone-only launch, Google might be releasing two main merchandise aspect by aspect this fall if issues go in accordance to plan. We’ve realized that the Pixel Watch will launch alongside the Pixel 7 and 7 Professional as a substitute of there being a niche in the launch date. It’s comparable to how July noticed the Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Professional change into out there at the similar time.
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