Wear OS may unleash its full potential when the long-rumored Google Pixel Watch hits the market – which could be just around the corner after the latest leak next to the release of the upcoming Google Pixel 4.
Rumor has it that Google has worked hard to develop its own smartwatch to demonstrate the true potential of Wear OS, just as the company that released it Google Pixel Mobile phones to showcase Android, but so far we have not seen a wearable product of the Google brand.
A report from Reliable mid-2018 Twitter Leaker @Evleaks He has received information from a trusted source saying that a Google Pixel Watch is being developed. His source said it would be announced next to Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, but that did not happen.
In the following, we'll break down everything we know about the new watch so far, whether it's ever going to happen, and we've put together the features and design we expect from the first flagship watch.
Cut to the hunt
- What is it? The first flagship watch from Google
- How much does it cost? Probably high-end costs, but no details yet
- When is it out? Maybe sometime in 2019, but no guarantee
Release date and price of Google Pixel Watch
An exact release date for the rumored Google Pixel Watch is not clear. The latest rumor says it will be released with Google Pixel 4.
That would be fitting, considering that our first rumor about a release date was included in a tweet from a well-known Leaker Evleaks According to a "reliable source" this would be announced next to the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, but that did not happen.
In addition to Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, and second-generation Pixel Buds, a trusted source announces with great confidence that Google's fall hardware event will also feature a clock with a pixel brand. Have a great summer!May 10, 2018
Google itself then confirmed that there would be no Pixel Clock in 2018. Could this mean that we will see one in 2019? Maybe, but nothing is guaranteed.
The following report from WinFuture on three versions of Google Pixel Watch states that the device has reached the second level of design review. This is a test to determine if the device can easily be mass produced.
This indicates that the watch design is final enough to go into production in the near future. And then there's the fact that a new code name for a device called Medaka was discovered.
A medaka is a tiny fish (Google always uses code names from marine animals for its products) and it is said that the device has no notch. Some say this is the pixel clock.
Here are the upcoming Google Device code names: #leaked: #salmon and # medaka. None of the devices have a notch and medaka is most likely the rumored Pixel Watch. More info should appear soon.January 25, 2019
As far as the price is concerned, we currently do not know how much this clock will cost. Given that the Pixel series is typically high-end products, with prices generally at the flagship level, this is expected, but there is currently no evidence to support this.
Google Pixel Watch – News and rumors
In terms of technical data, not much is known about the Google Pixel Watch. We can assume that this is a high-end device using the latest technology of smartwatches, but what this will be becomes known only when we hear leaks of the product.
It's likely that you are using the latest Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset from Qualcomm, which improves the battery life and performance of your favorite apps on the wrist.
A rumor was something with the code name "Blackghost". It was assumed to be an integrated power management circuit built into the chipset itself, allowing the clock to wait for voice commands at any time without discharging the battery.
This is not a feature of the Snapdragon Wear 3100, but Google may have found a way to make it an exclusive feature for Pixel Watch on startup.
If that's the case, you can ask questions from Google Assistant without having to empty your watch after a few hours or by pressing a key first.
Another report – this time from WinFuture – has suggested that it could actually be three versions of the Pixel Watch in development. The site reported devices codenamed Ling, Triton, and Sardine, all of which are under development on Google HQ.
What exactly would be the differences for the devices, is currently unclear. It may mean that we will see three variants of Pixel Watch. The same report also shows that at least one version of the watch comes with 1GB of RAM, which is a lot for a smartwatch.
It may mean that there is one watch with LTE or another that is more focused on fitness, but so far we have not heard any rumors about what these different versions will look like.
What we want to see
Below is a list of the things we want to see from Google Pixel Watch.
1. Turn crown or bezel
Prior to switching to Wear OS, Android Wear 2.0 put a lot of emphasis on how the design was redesigned to work well with rotating bezels and crowns, but then we did not see many watches supporting it.
Why not use for the Google Pixel Watch? These features may be widely used in Google's rearview mirror because Wear OS updates take precedence. However, we would appreciate an innovative way of interacting with the clock. B. a rotatable crown or bezel.
2. In-display fingerprint scanner
If Google really wants to show the Pixel Watch on the map, adding an on-screen fingerprint scanner is an important step. Currently, you can enter a PIN code using Wear OS watches (and the Apple Watch). However, this is not the safest form of protection available.
With a built-in fingerprint scanner, secure biometric technology would fit seamlessly into the wearable without compromising the watch's visual appeal. It also allows you to approve purchases that exceed the current contactless limit (assuming the Pixel Watch ships with NFC).
There are some potential disadvantages here. First, the introduction of this new technology could increase the thickness of the watch – and nobody wants an excessively thick, portable part – but secondly, it will probably also push up the price.
If Google fixes these two issues, you can now sign up for a Pixel Watch.
We are used to having dust and water resistant smartwatches, but few have an IP certification high enough to survive if we shoot in the local pool.
With a fully water-resistant Google Pixel Watch, you can not only wear the clothes in the bathroom, but also track the training in the pool, without you have to fear a malfunction.
4. Battery life of three days
This is easy, but we want Google Pixel Watch to work as long as possible. Imagine a full-featured smartwatch that does not need to be recharged after two days of heavy use.
Wear OS includes a useful advanced battery saver mode that lets you spend more time on your watch, but limits the number of features you can use when the watch is on.
Of course, Google would like to improve the life of your watch after a charge, but we would be pleased if the watch contains a large battery and well-optimized software that provides the best battery for a smartwatch on the market today.
5. NFC payments
Again, it's easy, but some Wear OS watches are not equipped with NFC, so you can not use Google Pay features on your wrist. This is a disappointment for many people. We hope Google integrates an NFC chip into the clock.
This is especially useful if you are on the road and need to buy a bottle of water but have left your wallet at home.
6. Best in Class Fitness
While we're talking about running, we want the Pixel Watch to keep up with the power of the Apple Watch 3, as well as high-end specialty watches like the Garmin Forerunner 935.
Imagine, Google can incorporate the latest tracking technologies, including accurate GPS and LTE, so we can listen to music on the go, as well as a world-class heart rate tracker.
We want to be able to strap the Google Pixel Watch to our wrist and do any kind of training. We want to know that we are accurately tracked and get as much fitness statistics as possible.
7. High-end watch design
This is a matter of course, but we want to see a watch that will not embarrass you if you wear it on your wrist. Not every Wear OS watch is a gorgeous creation. That's why we want Google to be able to offer a slimmer option than most other manufacturers who use high quality materials and feel like a real watch that they love to wear.
If you spend a lot of money on a new watch, you want it to look good on the wrist. This is one of the most important things we want to see on the new wearable.
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