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Google Pixel Watch: Launch date for Google's first Wear OS 3 smartwatch revealed

The Google Pixel Watch is tipped to exceed US$299.99. (Image source: Jon Prosser)
The Google Pixel Watch is tipped to exceed US$299.99. (Image source: Jon Prosser)
Reportedly, Google has set a date for the Pixel Watch's release. Likely also the date of this year's Google I/O conference, Google could use the launch event to showcase the finished version of Wear OS 3, an OS that it debuted at last year's event.

Jon Prosser has reignited rumours that Google will launch its first smartwatch this year. Writing on Twitter, the leaker claims to have been informed of a specific date, the first time he's 'seen a set date on the device behind the scenes'. Supposedly, Google plans to launch the Pixel Watch on May 26, which falls on a Thursday this year.

However, Prosser has also included the caveat that 'Google is known for pushing back dates'. Hence, this date could move around between now and the end of spring. Incidentally, Google debuted Wear OS 3 on May 18 at Google I/O 2021; all I/O conferences from 2015 onwards have occurred in May.

According to previous leaks, the Pixel Watch will launch with an Exynos-derived SoC, mirroring Google Tensor. Potentially, this could be a custom version of the Exynos W920, released last year in the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.

Marketing images of the Pixel Watch have already leaked too, also revealed by Jon Prosser. Similarly, 9to5Google has discovered Pixel Watch-related watch faces in the early Wear OS 3 code, which could be the first time that Google debuts Fitbit integrations within its smartwatch OS.

The Pixel Watch should launch in multiple colours. (Image source: Jon Prosser)
The Pixel Watch should launch in multiple colours. (Image source: Jon Prosser)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-01-22 (Update: 2022-01-22)