We're expecting the Google Pixel Watch to make its full debut on Thursday, October 6, alongside the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro (follow along with our Pixel 7 launch live blog), but in the meantime, a major leak revealed a lot to know about the Google Pixel Watch. next smart watch
Veteran tipster @OnLeaks (Opens in a new tab) has posted the walkthrough, showing some of the color options and stripe styles we can expect in the coming week. We also get some shots of the watch's interface and an image of it synced up with a smartphone.
Clock faces are also included in the leak, which covers a variety of different approaches to displaying time, both in analog and digital formats. Another image shows the watch being used to take an ECG reading to assess heart rhythm.
I just got my hands on a bunch of #Google #PixelWatch promotional material showing off all the color options and watch straps for the first time. Some details were also revealed… @Slashleaks 👉🏻 https://t.co/HzbWeGGSKP pic.twitter.com/N0uiKaKXoOctober 01, 2022
If the leak is accurate, then we have four silicone bands on the way: black, gray, white, and what appears to be a very pale green. The leather straps seem to cover the colors 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 in conjunction with the Fitbit app to record all your vital stats, and the leaked images show an image of the Pixel Watch alongside the Fitbit app running on an Android phone.
There's plenty to look at here if you can't wait for the big day, and of course we'll bring you all the news and announcements as the Google event unfolds. It starts at 7am PT / 10am ET / 3pm BST / 12pm AEDT (October 7).
Analysis: a great moment for Google
It's been quite a while since Google launched into a new category of hardware, and it could be argued that the Pixel Watch has more to it than the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, because Google makes phones for years at this point. .
While Wear OS has been around for a considerable time, Google has left it up to third-party manufacturers and partners to make the actual hardware. Samsung recently brought back Wear OS for the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, for example.
Deciding to go all the way with your own smartwatch is therefore a big step, and it's clear that Google envies the success of the Apple Watch. It's the obvious choice for a wearable for anyone with an iPhone, and Google hopes Pixel phones and Pixel watches will have a similar relationship.
What's intriguing is how Fitbit fits in: the company is now run by Google, but so far we haven't seen much sign of the Fitbit and Pixel lines merging, although the Pixel Watch will come with support for the Fitbit app.