We could see that Wear OS shows its full potential when the rumored Google Pixel Watch is finally launched, which could be just around the corner along with the launch of the next Google Pixel 4, according to the latest leak.  Rumors claimed that Google was working hard to make its own smartwatch to demonstrate the true potential of Wear OS just as the company had launched the phones Google Pixel to show Android, but so far, we haven't & # 39; I have not seen a portable device with the Google brand.
A mid-2018 report of the reliable Twitter fugitive @Evleaks says he had information from a reliable source that Google Pixel Watch is in development. His source said it would be announced along with Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, but that didn't happen.
Next we are going to break down everything we know so far about the new watch, if it will ever happen and we have gathered the features and design that we would like from the first flagship watch.
Get to the point
- What is it? The first flagship watch designed by Google
- How much will it cost? Probably a high-end cost, but still no details
- When does it leave? Maybe sometime in 2019, but no guarantee
Date and launch price of Google Pixel Watch
The exact launch date of the rumored Google Pixel Watch is unclear. The latest rumor states that it will be released along with Google Pixel 4.
That would fit since our first rumor of a release date came in a tweet from the well-known filter Evleaks that states a "reliable source" said that would be announced along with Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, but that did not happen.
In addition to Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL and second generation Pixel Buds, a reliable source tells me, with high confidence: Google's fall hardware event will also feature a Pixel brand watch. Have a great summer! May 10, 2018
Google itself confirmed that there would not be a Pixel Watch in 2018. So, could that mean we will see one in 2019? Maybe, but nothing is guaranteed.
WinFuture's next report on three versions of Google Pixel Watch said the device has reached its second level of design verification, which is a test to see if the device would be easy to mass produce.
This suggests that the design of the watch will be final enough to be put on the production line in the near future. And then there is the fact that a new code name has been discovered for a device called medaka.
A medaka is a small fish (Google always uses code names of marine creatures for its products) and it is said that the device does not have a notch, so some have taken this to mean that it is the Pixel Watch.
Here are the next Google device code names #leaked: #salmon and # medaka. None of the devices have a notch and medaka is probably the rumored Pixel Watch. More information should appear soon. January 25, 2019
As for the price, we currently have no idea how much this watch will cost. Given that the Pixel range is usually high-end products with generally flagship prices, we would expect that, but we currently have no evidence to support it.
Google Pixel Watch news and rumors
In terms of specifications, not much is known about Google Pixel Watch. We can expect it to be a high-end device that uses the latest technology in smart watches, but it will not be known until we hear product leaks.
You are likely to run Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset that will mean improvements in battery life and more power to run your favorite applications on your wrist.
A feature that was rumored was something with the code name & # 39; Blackghost & # 39 ;. It was thought to be an integrated power management circuit integrated into the chipset that will allow the watch to listen to voice commands at all times without draining the battery.
That is not a feature of the Snapdragon Wear 3100, but it may be Google has found a way to make it an exclusive feature for the pixel clock when it is launched.
If that is true, expect to ask the Google Assistant questions without running out of your smart watch after a few hours or having to press a button beforehand.
Another report, this time from WinFuture – has suggested that there may actually be three versions of the pixel clock in development. The website has heard the word of the devices with the code names Ling, Triton and sardine all in development at Google headquarters.
Exactly what the differences of the devices would be It is currently unclear. It may mean that we will see three variants of Pixel Watch. That same report also suggested that at least one version of the watch will come with 1 GB of RAM, which is a lot for a smart watch.
It may mean that there will be a clock in the range with LTE or another designed to be more focused on physical fitness, but so far we have not yet heard rumors of what those different versions will be.
What we want to see
Below we have put together a list of the things we want to see from Google Pixel Watch.
1. Crown or rotating bezel
Before switching to Wear OS, Android Wear 2.0 focused on how the design had been modified to play well with bezels and rotating crowns, but then we haven't seen many clocks to hug.
Why not use it for Google Pixel Watch? Those features may be far away in Google's rearview mirror, as Wear OS updates have priority, but we would love to see an innovative way to interact with the watch, such as a crown or rotating bezel.
2. On-screen fingerprint scanner
If Google really wants to put the Pixel Watch on the map, adding an on-screen fingerprint scanner would be helpful to do so. Currently, Wear OS watches (and Apple Watch) allow you to protect them with a PIN code, but that's not the safest form of protection available.
With a fingerprint scanner on the screen, secure biometric technology would fit perfectly on the laptop without interrupting the visual appeal of the watch. It would also allow you to approve purchases above the current limit without contact (assuming the Pixel Watch comes with NFC).
However, here are a couple of negative potentials. First, the addition of this emerging technology could increase the thickness of the watch, and no one wants a portable device that is too thick, but secondly, it will probably also raise the price.
If Google can overcome these two things, you can sign up for a pixel clock at this time.
We are used to smart watches that have a level of resistance to dust and water, but few have an IP certification high enough to guarantee their survival when we launch cannonballs into the local pool.
A Google Pixel totally swimming-proof Watch will not only allow you to keep your portable device in the bathroom, but also allow you to track workouts in the pool without fear of a malfunction.
4. Three-day battery life
This is a simple one, but we want the Google Pixel Watch Last as long as possible. may. Imagine a complete smartwatch that does not need to be charged after two days of intensive use.
Wear OS is integrating an improved and useful battery saver mode that should give you much more time with your smart watch, but will limit the amount of functions you can use when it is on.
Clearly Google wants to improve how long your watch will last on a charge, but we would love to see a large battery inside the watch and well-optimized software that offers the best battery for a smart watch on the market right now.
5. NFC Payments
Another simple one here, but many Wear OS watches do not come with built-in NFC, so you cannot use Google Pay features on your wrist. That is a frustration for many people, so we expect Google to include an NFC chip inside the clock.
That will be especially useful when you go for a run and need to buy a bottle of water, but you've left your wallet at home.
6. The best fitness in its class
While we are on the subject of running, we want the Pixel Watch to compete with the physical fitness skills of the Apple Watch 3, as well as high-end specialized watches such as the Garmin Forerunner 935.
Imagine if Google can Include all the latest tracking technology, including accurate GPS, LTE so we can listen to music on the go, as well as a high-end heart rate tracker.
We want to be able to tie the Google Pixel Watch to our wrist and go out for any type of exercise and know that & # 39; ll be accurately tracked and get as much fitness statistics as possible.
7. High-end watch design
This is a fact, but we want to see a watch that you are not ashamed to wear on your wrist. Not all Wear OS watches are a magnificent creation, so we want Google to offer a thinner option than most other manufacturers who use high-end materials and feel like a suitable watch that you are excited to wear.
If you're going to spend a good amount of money on a new watch, you'll want it to look good on your wrist, so this is one of the most important things we want to see on the new portable device.
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