Google Pixel Watch: Unboxing photos show thick display bezels as watch band prices leak
Google is just over 24 hours away from revealing the Pixel 7 series, as well as the long-awaited Pixel Watch. In the meantime, Amazon has confirmed how much the smartwatch's first-party watch bands will cost, among other details. Also, several hands-on images have surfaced, confirming that the upcoming smartwatch has reached retailers.
As the screenshot below shows, Google has priced its stock watch bands at £49. Conversely, its 'woven' watch bands will retail for £59, which also appear to feature a different mechanism than their £49 counterparts. For reference, Google will offer more than just the four colours shown, highlighted by other leaked pictures. Based on Amazon's listings, the Pixel Watch should begin shipping in the UK from October 13, tallying with the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro's launch date.
Separately, Droid Life has obtained the Pixel Watch's default watch bands ahead of their release. Set to be marketed as 'Active Bands', the leak confirms that Google will ship three band elements, with two sizes for wrists that are between 130 mm and 210 mm thick. The leak shows Google's proprietary band mechanism too, with the copy following in Apple's footsteps rather than Samsung's.
Incidentally, a Redditor (u/Suckmyn00dle) has shared hands-on photos of the Pixel Watch, building on Droid Life's leak. Sadly, it seems that Google has opted for relatively thick display bezels, arguably more so than the Galaxy Watch5. Unfortunately, early leaked marketing renders were far from the mark in this regard, as are Google's current teaser images.