Now we’re seeing what the leaked Pixel Watch looks like strapped to someone’s wrist, courtesy of Reddit user tagtech414, who is alleged previously shared images from Google wearable not yet announced (via 9to5Google). In the previous images, we could only see the small computer disk, not attached to a strap. While tagtech414 doesn’t seem to have successfully booted the device yet, they’ve given us a better idea of what it would be like to use it.
According Tagtech post on Reddit, the strap is “a little tricky to put on the first time,” but the connection feels solid when it’s there. Based on the images and tagtech’s description of a band that is “a soft silicone with good flexibility and doesn’t seem to show fingerprints/oil too much,” it sounds similar to an Apple Watch sport band, except it’s a bit narrower. The Redditor says that Google’s band is 20mm wide, compared to at least 22mm for Apple’s version. In terms of appearance, it is almost identical to the strap of a fitbit charge 5 (with which it also shares a sensor design), except it has a metal bump instead of a plastic one, and there’s no embossed Fitbit logo.
Tagtech also praises how comfortable the watch is, saying that it “feels like it’s not even there” and noting that “the crown does NOT get on the back of my hand when I bend my wrist back or type.”
If you want to see more pictures, have published an entire Imgur gallery showing the watch and strap at various angles.
While it seems very possible that this is a legitimate Pixel Watch (it’s the spitting image of previous leaks and renders), tagtech414’s story on how they got it is still pretty bizarre. The Redditor claims that a friend found the device in a bar and gave it to him. The reason there were no photos of the originally worn watch? The strap and watch were “separately packaged” and the friend “forgot to bring them,” tagtech414 claimed in an AMA.