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

Google's $349 smartwatch supports maps, payments, health tracking, and smart home controls

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The Google Pixel Watch features a sleek design with limitless customizations to reflect your style. It also integrates the best of Google and Fitbit, delivering accurate health monitoring and forming a powerful activity companion.

Pixel Watch Release Date

The Google Pixel Watch was released on October 13, 2022, following a pre-order phrase that began October 6. View the Google Pixel Watch on the Google Store.

Google Pixel Watch Price

The Google Pixel Watch costs $349.99 for the Bluetooth/Wi-Fi model. For 4G LTE support, the price jumps to $399.99.

A USB-C magnetic charging case and additional watch band comes with the purchase.

Google Pixel Watch


Google Pixel Watch Features & Specs

The Pixel Watch comes in two models—Wi-Fi and LTE—but only one size: 41mm. There are four color combinations you can choose from: Champagne Gold case / Hazel Active band, Matte Black case / Obsidian Active band, Polished Silver case / Chalk Active band, and Polished Silver case / Charcoal Active band.

The dome-shaped, always-on, 1.2-inch AMOLED display uses scratch-resistant custom 3D Corning Gorilla Glass. The dial on the side can be used as a sort of mouse to scroll up and down and access the home screen, or you can scroll directly on the screen. There are over a dozen families of watch faces, each fully customizable for thousands of combinations.

A mic and speaker are built-in, so as with basically any smartwatch, this one supports alerts for things like events, texts, and calls. Google Assistant is available at a moment's notice, hands-free (to play music, respond to texts, get directions, etc.), and the mic lets you set alarms, read/send texts from your phone, make calls, start timers, etc. There's a companion app for the Pixel Watch.

With Google Wallet integration, your cards are available from your wrist, letting you use Google Pay for contactless checkout in stores.

The watch runs WearOS and borrows lots of design elements from Fitbit (which Google owns), so there are some things that require you to log in to your Fitbit account. You need an Android phone running Android OS 8.0 or newer to connect to the watch; iOS phones are not currently supported.

It's powered by the Exynos 9110 SoC, which is a Samsung chipset that was first available in the 2018 Samsung Galaxy Watch. As old as that is, Google has also included a Cortex-M33 coprocessor that should help with performance. The watch has 32 GB of storage and 2 GB of RAM, which is double the storage of the 2022 Galaxy Watch 5, which has 1.5 GB of RAM.

The watch is said to have a 24-hour battery life, and can charge up to 50 percent in half an hour. For comparison, the Fitbit Sense 2 can track all your health and fitness stats for around six days on a full charge, and can charge the battery for a full day's use in just over 10 minutes.

Google's smartwatch comes with three months of YouTube Music Premium (new users only) and six months of Fitbit Premium.

In addition, it offers the following:

  • A variety of bands, including plastic, woven, and metal
  • Calendar and Gmail notifications, Google Photos access, Google Home integrations, Maps, and Voice Assistant
  • Control your Nest home devices
  • Personalized, accurate heart-rate monitoring (samples your pulse every second)
  • Quality of rest or sleep tracking, sports readiness, and active zone minutes tracking
  • Emergency SOS
  • Withstand water pressure up to 50 meters, plus some rain, shallow pools, and sweat from exercise (it's not waterproof)
  • Fall detection
  • Guaranteed software updates until at least October 2025

The Latest News About the Pixel Watch

While you can always read the latest smart and connected news on Lifewire, here are some pieces of interest about the Google Pixel Watch.

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