Wear OS shot up in popularity after Samsung dropped its in-house platform in favor of Google’s software. But Google will still make a Pixel Watch, right? Apparently it tried, it was supposed to launch at the Pixel 6 event, but the chip shortage pushed back the release to early 2022. After years of waiting, a few more months doesn’t seem like much.
The design and branding have reportedly been decided – it will be called the Google Pixel Watch and it will have a bezel-less display with a crown as the only hardware button. Above are marketing images shared by Front Page Tech’s Jon Prosser.
The UI has the Material You look and it seems that health tracking will be in the spotlight. This may include the integration of Fitbit services (Google bought Fitbit earlier this year), although one of the health complications seems to use the standard Google Fit design.
PS. the Google Pixel Fold has not been cancelled, says Prosser.