Tech & Science Everything we've heard so far about the Pixel Watch, the rumoured Google smartwatch said to be coming later this year

05:06  02 july  2018
05:06  02 july  2018 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

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Later this year , perhaps October. Google Pixel Watch release date and price. We can expect this to be a high-end device that uses the latest technology in smartwatches , but what that will be won't be known until we hear leaks of the product.

Below we're going to break down everything we know so far about the new watch , plus we ' ve also put together the features and design we'd like from the first flagship watch . More Smartwatch Reviews

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This may be the year Google finally releases its own smartwatch.

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According to gadget tipster Evan Blass, Google has been working on a lineup of new products, including new Pixel phones, second-generation Pixel Buds, and a new smartwatch that will also fall under the Pixel branding.

This would be a major change for Google. In the past, Google has relied on third-party companies like LG and Fossil Group, and heritage watchmakers like Movado, to incorporate its smartwatch software - recently renamed Wear OS - into their watch designs.

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This has been a smart move up until now. Tech companies aren't often known for their fashion sense, and so many smartwatches end up looking cumbersome, outdated, or downright ugly. My view has always been that fashion-focused companies and tech companies should work together to build wearables.

That said, if Google's Pixel phones and Home devices are any indication of its hardware vision, a Google Pixel Watch may not be such a bad thing.

Here's everything we've heard so far about what to expect from a Google Pixel smartwatch.

There are reportedly three Pixel watches in the works, codenamed Ling, Triton, and Sardine.

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In May, German tech site WinFuture.de reported that there are three Pixel watches in the works codenamed Ling, Triton, and Sardine.

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This year it looks like Google may branch out a little further by creating its first smartwatch , tentatively called Pixel Watch . That said , we anticipate the Pixel Watch will have a smaller form factor than many other smartwatches currently on the market.

Yesterday we heard the first rumor that Google is hard at work on a Pixel Watch to launch later this year alongside the Google Pixel 3, but a new leak suggests Google may have three new Wear OS watches in the works.

That doesn't necessarily mean Google is planning three entirely different watches, however. As CNET points out, it could mean there are three different sizes of the watch. Or, like the Apple Watch Series 3, Google may be creating cellular and non-cellular versions of the watch.

The watches are reportedly powered by the new Qualcomm processor.

a man holding his hand up© Provided by Business Insider Inc For the first time since 2016, Qualcomm is set to release a new chip for Wear OS watches.

In an interview with Wareable last month, Qualcomm's senior director of wearables Pankaj Kedia said that Qualcomm will announce a new processor this fall. The new chipset will debut alongside a "lead smartwatch" - which could be a Pixel Watch - with other partners adding it by the holidays.

In an interview with CNET, Kedia said the new chipset will improve the Google Assistant experience and make it more visually appealing. Dennis Troper, the product director for Wear OS, told CNET that the Assistant will become more personalised and "proactive about information you may want to see," and will have improved fitness functions.

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We ' ve seen Pixel phones, Home speakers, wireless earbuds and more, and this time around, we're expecting the company to finally dive into the world of smartwatches . A rumor popped up in early May suggesting that Google will announce a Pixel Watch alongside the Pixel 3 this year , and if true

Apple Watch , watch out! It makes sense, Google build the flagship Pixel phones to show off everything Android can do, so why It's reported that Google has been working on this smartwatch project for more than a year , and the devices are currently in the second level of design verification.

The Pixel Watch will have better battery life than past Wear OS watches.

a close up of a phone© Provided by Business Insider Inc Qualcomm's Kedia told Wareable that the new chip will give Wear OS watches - and by extension, a Pixel Watch - a "significant" upgrade in battery life.

The Pixel Watch will reportedly have GPS and a heart-rate tracker built in.

a close up of a watch© Provided by Business Insider IncAccording to WinFuture.de, the Pixel watches will have built-in GPS and LTE support, and may also have heart-rate trackers and the ability to track your stress levels.

The Pixel Watch will likely debut in October.

a close up of a hand© Provided by Business Insider Inc While it's not set in stone, the Pixel Watch will most likely make its debut this fall - the Google Pixel and the Google Pixel 2 were announced in October 2016 and 2017 respectively.

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