We’ve been hearing rumors about Google’s Pixel Watch for years, but it finally looks like the parts for the project are finally in. falling into place. A supposed representation of the device shared by Evan Blass in 91Mobiles it lines up with previous leaks and rumours, showing off a device with a familiar circular design, physical crown, and Fitbit integration.
Of course, there is also a lot missing in the rendering. The image does not include the lugs of the watch (which would show how the strap will connect to the dial) nor does it give an idea of its general structure. However, if the image looks a little funny, perhaps it’s due to the watch’s rumored bezel-less design (also seen in the mockups). shared last year by Jon Prosser).
Interestingly, however, we have Seen a smartwatch design that looks like this from Google before: lg watch style, which LG co-designed with the tech giant and released in 2017 to showcase Android Wear 2.0. It has the same simplicity of lines and crown placement, though of course we’re expecting a much slimmer look five years from now.
As my colleague Victoria Song argued in a recent piece, 2022 looks like the year Google will give another big push to wearable devices. The company has been investing in the smartwatch space for years, buying fitbit Y fossil parts in 2019 and rolling out Android Wear updates, but it’s been slow and Apple has decisively beaten it.
We expect Google to reveal the Pixel Watch in next month’s I/O developer conferenceBut, as Song points out, there are still plenty of unanswered questions: “Will the Pixel Watch focus primarily on fitness and wellness, or will it also incorporate smarter features like LTE connectivity? Will it work equally well with all Android phones, or will it prioritize Google’s own Pixel ecosystem? What about iOS? keep an eye out for the edge To discover more.