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Pixel Watch: Google will launch its own connected watch in 2022
Google feels ready to launch its connected watch: the Pixel Watch. This would arrive in 2022 and offer the best that Wear OS does. It would attack the Apple Watch head-on in its segment. A risky bet for the Californian firm.
When will Google launch into the smartwatch market? Very soon, according to Business Insider. Indeed, the Google Pixel Watch, a connected watch designed by the Mountain View firm, would arrive on the market in the during the year 2022. In the spring, more precisely.
This connected watch would thus enter the Pixel range, whose latest products, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro smartphones, were released in October. The logic would be the same: create a sort of figurehead for his OS. It was Android 12 for the Pixel 6, it will be Wear OS for the Pixel Watch. The goal would be to show what Wear OS would be capable of and encourage other manufacturers to get started.
Pixel Watch set to be announced in 2022
Note that the design of this Pixel connected watch is not due to the teams of Fitbit, a company belonging to Google. They would indeed designed by the team behind Pixel products for more consistency. This will not prevent it from integrating all the features of Fitbit products.
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At the moment, we have no information on the capabilities of the watch, except that it will embark a heart rate sensor and a step counter, like the Fitbit. The big question will be whether Google will use an in-house SoC for its product, as it did with the Pixel 6 (equipped with a Google Tensor processor).
Now all that remains is to wait for a possible announcement from the Californian giant. For the moment, no conference, virtual or real, is announced, but it will be necessary to watch the thing. Either way, the smartwatch market seems to whet its appetites. A little put aside in recent years, it is coming back in force, especially thanks to Apple who never really gave up.
The latest watch from the Cupertino company, the Apple Watch Serie 7, was released in September and clearly focuses on sport and health, and no longer just on the lifestyle. A new strategy that is paying off and showing that the format is still very far from being a has-been.