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Google Pixel Watch: FCC reveals more details about upcoming smartwatch

The Pixel Watch will arrive with LTE and Wi-Fi only variants. (Image source: Google)
The Pixel Watch will arrive with LTE and Wi-Fi only variants. (Image source: Google)
Google may have announced the Pixel Watch a few weeks ago, but many details about the smartwatch remain unknown. While the Pixel Watch will not arrive until the autumn, the FCC has shared new details, including what variants to expect.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has published documentation for the GBZ4S, GQF4C and GWT9R, three devices registered by Compal Electronics. For reference, Compal produces charging components for numerous smartwatches, including the Apple Watch Series and the Fossil Gen series. However, Bluetooth SIG confirmed last month that GBZ4S, GQF4C and GWT9R are all model numbers for a Google-branded wearable, now known as Pixel Watch.

As 9to5Google summarises, GQF4C appears to be a Wi-Fi-only model, which also supports Bluetooth, among other connectivity standards. In comparison, GBZ4S and GWT9R offer LTE connectivity, albeit on varying LTE bands. Specifically, the FCC lists the models as supporting the following LTE bands:

  • GBZ4S

    • LTE Bands: 5, 7, 26

  • GWT9R

    • LTE Bands: 2, 4, 5, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, 66, 71

9to5Google adds that GWT9R is likely a US-only model, presumably because of the supported LTE bands. Incidentally, FCC has also published documentation for G943M, thought to be the Pixel Watch's charging cable. Notably, G943M terminates at a USB Type-C connector on one end and a puck-shaped charger on the other. Unfortunately, Google will not include a power brick in the box, mirroring the Pixel 6a. Google has already confirmed that we will see the Pixel Watch again in the autumn alongside the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Pricing remains unknown at this point, although it is clear that the smartwatch will ship with Wear OS 3.

(Image source: FCC via 9to5Google)
(Image source: FCC via 9to5Google)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-05-24 (Update: 2022-05-24)