Google Pixel Watch: News, Price, Release Date, Specs, and Rumors

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We don't know a lot about the upcoming Google Pixel Watch, but the bits we do know point to a clean, modern design, with lots of pictures to prove it. Look for this smartwatch, codenamed Rohan and expected to monitor your health and fitness, to arrive later this year.

Google Pixel Watch render

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When Will the Pixel Watch Be Released?

Talk of a Pixel-branded watch has been circulating for years, but nothing has been announced officially.

The current guess is that we’ll see one this October 2021, likely with enough time to grab it before Christmas 2021, which coincides with the upcoming Pixel 6 that we expect to see around that same time. Could this be the making of a perfect duo?

Google Pixel Watch renders in orange, grey, and blue
Pixel Watch renders.

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Lifewire’s Release Date Estimate

Given the relatively short lifespan of some of Google's projects and old predictions that never came true, it’s easy to hesitate when making a release date estimate. Jon Prosser, who has a strong track record in this space, has given an October timeline, so we’ll trust that for now.

Pixel Watch Price Rumors

The only indicator for what this watch will run you is the price of similar products from competitors. We expect the upcoming Apple Watch Series 7 around the same time as Google's watch, and it will likely go for around $400. Then again, the Google-owned Fitbit brand is said to reveal the next Fitbit Charge for under $200.

Google Pixel Watch render in black

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We guess that Google will shoot for something in the middle: $300-$350. The price, of course, will depend on the model, like if one has a more prominent watch face or supports mobile network connectivity.

Pre-Order Information

Pre-ordering should be available shortly after the watch's official announcement.

The Latest News About the Pixel Watch

You can get more smart and connected news from Lifewire. Here are rumors and other stories about the upcoming Google Pixel Watch:

Pixel Watch Features

Leaked materials obtained by Prosser and explained on YouTube in his Front Page Tech episode are essentially the only semi-official details we have right now. In those marketing materials, Google used words like world, route, agenda, and health to explain the watch's various features.

Google Pixel Watch renders in black and blue

Jon Prosser / Rendersbyian

That's not a lot to go on, and indeed those aren't the only features. These details and the leaked images (also via Prosser) have us thinking these features are in the works:

  • Heart rate monitor: This is a given for any smartwatch, and it's crystal clear from the renders that this watch will have one.
  • Route tracking: The ability to track your steps is a must, but the Google smartwatch might also integrate with their maps to log where you walked/jogged/ran, etc., a must for avid cyclists and the like.
  • On-wrist maps: Speaking of maps, it'd make sense for Google Maps to find its way to your wrist here. It's much safer to navigate on a bike, car, or by foot when you only need to glance at your phone for a split second. A smartwatch makes this even easier.
  • Google Pay: Other smartwatches running Wear OS support contactless payments; it's without question that the watch will include Google's payment platform so you can make purchases faster and more safely.
  • Multiple band options: Prosser's source claims that there will be around 20 strap options.
  • Google Silicon: Coming soon to Pixel phones, rumors say Google Silicon will be in the Pixel Watch, too.

Of course, as with basically any smartwatch, this one will also support alerts for things like events, texts, and calls. And Google Assistant will be available at a moment's notice, meaning that a mic will be included so that you can do things like set alarms, read/send texts from your phone, start timers, etc.

We'd like to see other features like blood glucose readings, blood oxygen monitoring, and a screen or phone-based quick user authentication. We can't confirm any of this until we uncover more leaks.

Pixel Watch Specs and Hardware

There’s no word on specs just yet considering the sparse leaks so far. However, several renders of the Pixel Watch are available from Jon Prosser. They reveal a clean, bezel-less, circular watch face design with a button on the right side.

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