Google Pixel Watch with Wear OS, Fitbit Integration Launched: Price, Features

Google has introduced tyhe much-awaited Pixel Watch to take on Apple Watch.

Google Pixel Watch has been launched at Made by Google 2022 event. At the same stage, the company also announced the Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 7 smartphones. The Pixel Watch is Google’s first-ever smartwatch with Google branding. The smart wearable was showcased briefly at Google IO 2022 earlier this year and now, the company has officially shared full details of the device.

In addition to the launch, Google also announced some key features and improvements coming to the Wear OS platform. The Pixel Watch comes in a circular dome design and it will be available in LTE and Wi-Fi options, Unfortunately, the Pixel Watch won’t be available at the launch as the company did not share India-specific details.

Google Pixel Watch: Price and Availability

The Google Pixel Watch starts at $349 (~Rs 28,654)for the Wi-Fi model and the 4G LTE model costs $399 9~Rs 32,760). It comes in three colours – Black, Silver and Gold. For strap options, buyers can opt for Lemongrass, Olive, Red, Grey, Beige and Green colours. The watch is now available for pre-order in the US now.

Google Pixel Watch: Features and Specifications

Google Pixel Watch comes with a 1.6-inch circular display with sizeable bezzles running around the display. The watch is powered by Wear OS and brings all the goodness from Google like the Assistant, Maps, Wallet, Servies, and Play Store. The WearOS on Pixel Watch has been specifically optimized for the circular design of the watch to offer a fluid experience.

Google confirmed that the Home app will be available soon on the Wear OS platform and now the same is available for all devices running Wear OS 3 and up as a preview. The watch comes with a rotatable crown and a button on the side to navigate across the UI and menus.

Similar to what we have seen on the Galaxy smartwatches, the Pixel Watch also offers complications, which allows users to launch an app or activity with one tap/swipe. These options and more can be customized on the Google Pixel Watch app.

One of the key highlights of the watch is its fitness and health-related features. The Pixel Watch comes with full Fitbit integration and offers industry-leading health and fitness-related features. For starters, the watch offers an HR monitor, sleep tracking and active zone minutes. The watch supports multiple workouts and sports modes. In addition, the watch also comes with built-in GPS for tracking outdoor activities even without a phone.

In terms of battery life, the Pixel Watch is rated to last one full day with the built-in battery. There is also an integrated mic and speaker, allowing users to take and make calls from the watch itself. Other features include multiple watch faces, Gorilla Glass 5, up to 5 ATM water resistance, tiles, mobile notification mirroring, colour themes, sleep tracking, and more.

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