The latest Google Pixel Watch leak is one of the most substantial ones we’ve ever seen for this long-rumored smartwatch. Apple insider Jon Prosser just shared a series of renders showing off the alleged Pixel Watch design from every angle.
In addition to the thorough (though unofficial) look at the Google Pixel Watch, codenamed ‘Rohan,’ Prosser provided a possible release date. We could see this smartwatch “sometime in October,” if the leaker’s intel is accurate.
As Prosser has done in the past with Apple leaks, he had the Google Pixel Watch rendered by artist @rendersbyian after seeing real images of the smartwatch, or so he claims.
We’ve long expected a rounded shape, given there have been plenty of concept designs created based on leaks all with a rounded watch face. But it looks better than we could’ve imagined in these new renders, bearing a totally bezel-less design.
It appears the smartwatch’s casing will come in a few different finishes. Google will reportedly offer at least 20 different bands for the Pixel Watch, too.
A Google-designed smartwatch has been talked about for years, but never quite became a reality. Sure, the likes of Fossil make solid smartwatches such as the Gen 5 which run Wear OS, but it’s arguably not the same as having a smartwatch designed by Google from the ground up. Just as the Google Pixel 5 differs from the Samsung Galaxy S21, a Pixel Watch would likely do things in its own way.
Going by Wear OS features, we’d predict a suite of fitness tracking features and smart handling of notifications and things like navigation from Google Maps. We’d not be surprised if Google made the Pixel Watch very Google Assistant-centric as well as adding some Pixel-grade customization likely offering tighter integration with other Google products and services, such as the ability to control Google Nest products from a few taps and swipes on the watch.
Take a look at our best smartwatches list and you’ll see there are no shortages of Wear OS devices. But arguably no smartwatch has properly challenged the Apple Watch, which is why there’s a good deal of excitement around the Google Pixel Watch.
An all-Google smartwatch could deliver the best rendition of Wear OS from its developer and thus allow for better synergy between the operating system features and the watch’s hardware. Again, we’ve seen this with the Pixel phones.
And it’s worth caveating this with the usual pinch of skepticism salt, as there’s no way to prove whatever Prosser leaks is legitimate. Still, the Google Pixel Watch is worth getting a little excited for.