In the Made by Google launch event held last night (6/10), Google introduced a number of new devices that are here to connect with each other. In addition to the Pixel 7 Series, the Google Pixel Watch has also finally been unveiled. Google’s first smartwatch is arguably interesting.
Smartwatches with the WearOS operating system themselves are arguably less prestige, especially when compared to the Apple Watch and vendors using their own OS such as Huawei. It’s only in the last few years that there have been significant developments, especially after teaming up with Samsung and acquiring Fitbit. Give Google more resources to develop wearables.
The presence of the Google Pixel Watch has been awaited by many fans of Google’s release devices. Besides being curious about the specifications it carries, it is also because it brings a different design. Unlike the Apple Watch or Huawei smartwatch, the body surface is designed to resemble a “dome”, with the bezels looking seamless—at least in the official photo material.
One Screen Size, More Spacious RAM Capacity
Furthermore, regarding the design of the Google Pixel Watch, this smartwatch only comes in one size, except for the strap size which has small and large sizes. The strap itself uses a special mechanism, and Google provides many different material options for advanced customization. It weighs about 32 grams (without strap), and is made of stainless steel.
This Google smartwatch is supported by a play button and standard buttons on the right, as well as a microphone plus speaker for Google Assistant voice command calls. The top is dominated by a 1.2-inch AMOLED screen protected by Gorilla Glass 5. Yes, unfortunately the screen size is quite small, and has quite thick bezels.
Google worked around this by presenting the WearOS 3.5 interface and a dark watch face option, so that the bezels were more disguised. Yes, this is one of the few smartwatches that already run the latest Android watch operating system, because of the exclusivity that Google and Samsung are currently running. Also one of the first to run the new version without One UI.
For the kitchen runway, the Google Pixel Watch runs the old Exynos 9110 chipset which has been used by Samsung since four years ago. At least, the RAM capacity is the largest, which is 2GB. Quite important on a smartwatch when you have to run a number of applications at once.
Google Pixel Watch Has Built-in GPS
Since it has acquired Fitbit, it’s no wonder that the health features of the Google Pixel Watch are designed to be quite superior. The heart rate sensor embedded in this device can detect changes continuously in 1 second internally—Fitbit claims to be the most accurate. And of course it can measure oxygen saturation (SpO2) and electrocardiogram (ECG) like other popular flagship smartwatches.
It has many other sensors, including accelerometer, gyroscope, NFC, to the built-in GPS. The Google Pixel Watch is also available in Wi-Fi only and LTE options. And with 5ATM certification, this device can be invited to swim or dive to a depth of 50 meters underwater.
The Google Pixel Watch battery has a capacity of 294 mAh, which is claimed to be enough for 24 hours of use. While the price of the Google Pixel Watch is priced at USD $349 & USD $399, for the Wi-Fi and LTE versions, respectively. Every purchase will get 3 months free YouTube Music & 6 months Fitbit Premium.