Pixel Watch: Comprehensive hands-on information of Google's upcoming wearable surfaces
Yesterday, reports surfaced showing Google's upcoming first-gen smartwatch, the Pixel Watch, after it had reportedly been abandoned at a US restaurant. While the original source of the leak asked for their identity to be redacted, they have now come on Reddit to provide a thorough look at the Pixel Watch.
Here's a rundown of major talking points, courtesy of the extensive Reddit thread:
- The Pixel Watch is built solidly and feels premium
- It seems a tad bigger than the 40 mm Apple Watch but smaller than the 46 mm Galaxy Watch
- Diameter: 40 mm, thickness: 14 mm, weight: 36 g
- Bezels are rather substantial
- It doesn't appear to support Qi Charging or Samsung Powershare. The watch detects the charger but stops right after.
- The button above the crown is tactile. The crown itself also is.
- The bands do not appear to fit in the box. They're packaged separately instead.
It's unlikely that the final product will look wildly different from the Pixel Watch leaked here. Charging shenanigans can be chalked up to an absent OS or iffy software. It's suspicious, though, that the bands for the watch appear to be a separate package; surely Google wouldn't ship a smartwatch without any bands? Launch is tipped for October in any case—that's half a year away.