Google Pixel Watch: Teasers and availability showcased at Google I/O 2022
Google has previewed the Pixel Watch during the opening day of this year's I/O conference. While it continues to leave the world in the dark about the state of Wear OS 3, it has finally confirmed the design and the launch date of its inaugural smartwatch. Purportedly, Google had planned to unveil the Pixel Watch today alongside the Pixel 6a, which may explain why Rick Osterloh was wearing a unit during the event.
Billed as a 'quick preview', Google states that the Pixel Watch will ship with a stainless steel design and a tactile crown. Arguably mimicking the Apple Watch in that sense, the Pixel Watch also has a minimal-looking design with a sweeping display that blends into its watch bands. For reference, earlier leaks confirmed that these would be proprietary, mirroring the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 series.
Additionally, Google teased Fitbit integration with Wear OS, which it claimed would bring 'industry-leading health and fitness experiences' to its platform. In other words, the Pixel Watch will support continuous heart rate and sleep tracking. So far, Google has only announced that the Pixel Watch will be arriving in the autumn with the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Unfortunately, pricing remains unconfirmed at this point.