Notebookcheck Logo

Google Pixel Watch: Three model variants certified ahead of Google I/O 2022

The Pixel Watch with a banana for scale. (Image source: u/tagtech414)
The Pixel Watch with a banana for scale. (Image source: u/tagtech414)
The Pixel Watch appears to be on track for an early May launch, even if it does not make it to shelves until the autumn. While only one Pixel Watch has leaked so far, a recent Bluetooth SIG listing suggests that Google plans to release at least three model variants.

The Bluetooth Special Interests Group (SIG) has added to speculation that Google is on the verge of unveiling the Pixel Watch, its first smartwatch. Rumoured to be making an appearance at Google I/O on May 11, the Pixel Watch has been subject to numerous leaks in the last few days, mainly because of Redditor u/tagtech414.

While u/tagtech414 revealed hands-on photos of the Pixel Watch, the Bluetooth SIG suggests that Google may have developed three model variants. As the screenshot below shows, Google has certified GWT9R, GBZ4S and GQF4C, which have all reached Design Validation Testing (DVT). For reference, these models would also need to undergo Production Validation Testing (PVT) before reaching consumers, so there is a chance that Google will not release all models.

Unfortunately, Bluetooth SIG has not provided any details about how GWT9R, GBZ4S and GQF4C differ from each other. In saying that, the photos shared by u/tagtech414 have confirmed Google will release at least a 40 mm variant. Potentially, Google has created a larger model and an LTE option, although we would imagine there to be LTE variants of both sizes.

Incidentally, the same listing reports that the trio are running RWD5.211104.001, an unreleased version of Wear OS. For reference, Google has released RWD7 at this point, a newer Wear OS 3 beta build. Reputedly, the Pixel Watch will not be available until October, but Google will showcase it and Wear OS 3 alongside the Pixel 6a, nonetheless.

(Image source: Bluetooth SIG)
(Image source: Bluetooth SIG)
static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
.170
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2022 04 > Google Pixel Watch: Three model variants certified ahead of Google I/O 2022
Alex Alderson, 2022-04-28 (Update: 2022-04-29)