It has been rumored for years that Google is working on a smartwatch, which was shown to the big name at its developer conference in May. It wasn’t a full presentation yet, but the time had finally come. The Pixel Watch, which was released to the public with Wear OS 3.5, ECG functionality, and an optional LTE modem, has arrived.
The smartwatch will be available in Wi-Fi and LTE versions, but whichever we choose, the device itself will be sold in 41mm size. The device is equipped with a 1.2-inch round-shaped screen, the maximum brightness can reach 1000 nits. The panel with a resolution of 450 x 450 pixels is of course equipped with an Always-On Display mode, the convex screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 against scratches and other damages. In addition to the touch screen, the watch can be controlled using the scrollable physical button on the side.
The frame of the Google Pixel Watch is made of stainless steel, so in theory it should be able to withstand a lot of wear and tear. The outer cover is 5ATM-certified water-resistant, which means you can take the device with you while swimming. The heart rate sensor is located at the bottom of the smartwatch, but the device is also equipped with an ECG sensor. In order to more accurately track the user’s health status, Google also used the experience of the Fitbit team, with the help of which they developed more advanced algorithms for this.
The Pixel Watch is powered by the Exynos 9110 chipset, which can also be equipped with a 4G modem if needed, so you can use the smartwatch without pairing it with a smartphone. The chipset comes with 2GB of RAM, which is only great because Samsung’s new premium watch, the Watch 5 Pro, has just 1.5GB of operational memory. Storage capacity is 32 GB. Notable features include 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and an NFC module with Google Pay support. Inside the smartwatch is a 294 mAh battery. As per the manufacturer’s promise, we will not have to use the charger for at least 24 hours if the battery is full.
Here in Europe, the Wi-Fi-Only version of the device will cost 380 euros (~161 thousand HUF), while the LTE variant will be available for 430 euros (~182 thousand HUF). By the way, if you are about to change your phone, it is better to pre-order the Google Pixel 7 Pro, because you will get the watch as a gift, provided that you are in a region where Google products are sold. The smartwatch comes with six months of free Fitbit Premium and three months of YouTube Premium. A silicone “Active” bracelet is included with the smartwatch, but if you don’t like it, you can also purchase woven, metallic, and leather straps separately.
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