Google To Release A Pixel Smartwatch
16 May, 2018 | Technology
The rumour mill is buzzing and it looks like Google is set to launch a Pixel smartwatch later this year, according to Twitter leaker Evan Blass.
Wear OS (previously Android Wear) has been Google’s answer to wearable tech but it has always seemed to be more of a side project for Google but this could possibly change with the new device called Pixel Watch.
The latest reports also suggest that the Pixel Watch will be released alongside a number of new devices including the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL and second generation Pixel Buds too.
Very little is known about the Google Pixel Watch at this time in terms of design and functionality; however the device is likely to use Qualcomm’s upcoming successor to the Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip, which is expected to be called the Snapdragon 3100.
Qualcomm’s new chip is expected to allow smartwatches to slim down, be more energy efficient expanding the battery life and will also come with built-in features like Wi-Fi, GPS and a heart rate monitor.
Although, at this time the Google Pixel Watch is just a rumour. Moving away from the Wear OS devices may be a smart move. The Wear OS devices are getting significantly better but they haven’t proven overly popular compared to the Apple Watch.
The Google Pixel smartphone range has been very popular and releasing a smartwatch under the same brand may make it easier for Google to compete against the likes of Apple in the wearable tech market.
However, we have quite a while to wait for the Pixel Watch, as Google probably won’t unveil these new devices until around October 2018.