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Pixel Watch: Google unveils its long-rumoured smartwatch with a killer feature

After years of non-stop rumours and renders, the Pixel Watch is finally official. Unveiling the device at Google I/O, here’s everything we know about Google’s long-awaited wearable.

We’ve been following the Pixel Watch rumour mill for what feels like an eternity, and it’s a relief to see the device finally come forward into the light of day. But what has Google actually unveiled about its wearable, and has it held anything back ahead of its release? For the answer to these questions and more, just keep reading on.

Release date

At this point in time, Google has yet to detail a specific release date for its wearable outside of announcing that the Pixel Watch will be available in autumn.

What this likely means is that the Pixel Watch will release at the same time as the upcoming Pixel 7 smartphone, with last year’s Pixel 6 seeing an October release date.

The debut of the Google Pixel Watch
Credit: Google

Design and display

  • Leaked design renders show off the slim profile
  • Near bezel-less display
  • Single physical input

With so many leaks leading up to this point, there were very few surprises in anticipating how the Pixel Watch would look and as it turns out, the renders were largely spot on.

Encased in a pebble-like body, the Pixel Watch has been designed with a clean two-tone aesthetic that’s overlapped by a rotating crown on the right-hand side.

From what we can see so far, there appears to be three different colour types for the Pixel Watch: black, silver and rose gold. These colours are reflected on the watch’s underside and on the rotating crown.

The front-facing portion packs a near bezel-free display that complements the seamless design of the Pixel Watch.

Google's Pixel Watch in black
Credit: Google


  • Set to run on Wear OS 3
  • Google has partnered with Samsung on the software
  • There will be Fitbit integration

There’s still a lot to learn about the features baked into the Pixel Watch, such as the battery life, but Google has revealed that Fitbit’s ecosystem will play a huge part in the watch’s fitness tracking.

Fitbit’s Active Zone Minutes – which tracks your week-on-week process towards your fitness goals – will be coming to the Pixel Watch. Compared to daily results, AZM allows you to make up your progress on different days which better suits busy folks who have an ever-changing schedule.

Fitbit’s sleep tracking and continuous heart rate monitoring will also be brought over, giving you a more holistic understanding of your current bill of health.

Without going into too much detail, Google has alluded to seamless use of its own apps on the Pixel Watch, so we can anticipate a fast and streamlined experience when using services like Google Assistant and Google Maps.

This page will be updated with more information as it’s made available.

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