In the USPTO trademark application, the “Pixel Watch” was actually filed by Google for smartwatches and smartwatch accessories. It didn’t provide further details about the product, but live images did appear online showing the look of the Google Pixel Watch.
The first look at what appears to be a Google Pixel Watch comes from an unusual source – An anonymous source claims to have found a prototype of the new smartwatch lying around a restaurant and sent the images to Android Central. Down to the circular watch face and crown, we’ve seen similar designs in other leaks.
A physical crown rests on two buttons on the side of the watch, as shown in the photo. Both buttons can be used to turn the Pixel Watch on or off, return to the home screen, or can be a shortcut to bring up frequently used apps, like the Samsung Galaxy Watch. A microphone or even a measuring sensor can also be fitted in the small hole near the crown. According to the report, the four pins on the side of the wrist can only be used for demo purposes, but may not exist on the final device which is supposed to come out later this year.
The back of the watch has a black bezel in the center with an elliptical health sensor. According to Android Central’s source, the bottom of the watch has a smoother finish and “looks like metal but feels like covered in glass,” similar to the Apple Watch’s glass back design. However, the source was unable to fully boot up the watch in order to view what the user interface might look like. When they attempted to switch it on, they were met with a white Google logo but nothing else shows up on the screen.
The watch didn’t come with a charger, but it can be charged in its case, just like the Apple Watch do and Google’s Fitbit Versa 3 and other smartwatches, as per the report. Although there aren’t any pictures of the strap actually linked to the watch, it appears to have a proprietary technique for snapping in the bands, and the straps themselves look similar to those found on Fitbit’s smartwatch line.
The band appears to be a Google only product, comprised of some kind of jellylike material. This implies that you won’t be able to use any watch bands, and you’ll definitely have to use Google-approved bands, which it will likely sell.
According to Android Central,
This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission and Industry Canada, nor has it been tested for compliance with EU regulations. The model is for “internal testing and development only” and that the “markings and packaging are not final.
The Pixel Watch is expected to be introduced at Google I/O next month, but rumors suggest it will launch in October, alongside the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.