We’re expecting the Google Pixel Watch to debut on Thursday, October 6 – alongside the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro – but in the meantime, a big leak has revealed more about the upcoming smartwatch.
Veteran tip Tweet embed (Opens in a new tab) He’s posted a checkout, which shows off some color options and belt styles we can look forward to next week. We also get a few screenshots of the watch face and an image of it synced to a smartphone.
Watch faces are included in the leak as well, which cover a variety of different methods of displaying time – in both analog and digital formats. Another image shows the watch used to take the ECG reading to assess the heart rate.
I just got a bunch of #Google #PixelWatch promotional material showing all the color options and Watch Bands for the first time. Some details have also been revealed… @Slashleaks 👉🏻 https://t.co/HzbWeGGSKP pic.twitter.com/N0uiKaKXo0October 1, 2022
If the leak is subtle, we’ve got four silicone straps on the way: black, grey, white, and what appears to be a very pale green. The leather straps appear to cover black, orange, green, and white, while there is also a red, black, and green fabric option.
We already know that the Pixel Watch will work alongside the Fitbit app to record all your vital stats, and the leaked photos include an image of the Pixel Watch along with the Fitbit app running on your Android phone.
There’s plenty of material to look up here if you can’t wait for the big day – and we’ll of course bring you all the news and announcements as the Google event gets underway. Business starts at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET / 3 PM GMT / 12 AM EST (October 7).
Analysis: an important moment for Google
It’s been a fair time since Google launched itself into a new hardware category, and you could argue there’s more riding on the Pixel Watch than there is on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro — Google has been making phones for years at this point.
While Wear OS has been around for a long period of time, Google has left it up to third-party manufacturers and partners to make the actual hardware. Samsung recently switched to Wear OS for the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, for example.
Thus, deciding to use its smartwatch is a huge step, and Google clearly envies the success of the Apple Watch. It’s the obvious choice for a wearable for anyone who owns an iPhone, and Google hopes that Pixel phones and Pixel watches will have a similar relationship.
What’s interesting is how Fitbit fits in — the company is now powered by Google, but so far we haven’t seen many signs of merging Fitbit and Pixel fonts, even if the Pixel Watch will come with support for the Fitbit app.