The first smartwatch designed by Google.
Google has officially unveiled its first smartwatch, the Pixel Watch. There are two versions, one with Wi-Fi only and the other with built-in 4G. The Wi-Fi only version is priced at £339 and the 4G version is £379.
So, what’s so special about the Pixel Watch? The Pixel Watch has been designed from the ground up to deliver the best of Google and Fitbit. From a software perspective, the Pixel Watch is well integrated with Google Maps, Google Wallet, Google Assistant, Gmail and YouTube Music.
If health and fitness are your thing, then the Fitbit integration will certainly be of interest. The Pixel Watch is fitted with Fitbit’s most accurate fitness-tracking technology. Users can track their heart rate, track daily activity and even nightly sleep stages. 6 months of Fitbit Premium is included with the Pixel Watch and this offers exclusive workouts, mindfulness sessions and more.
The Pixel Watch works seamlessly with Google Pixel phones and earbuds. It also works with Android phones and devices for those who don’t use Google’s own brand kit.
Another key selling point of the Google Pixel Watch is that it looks like a normal watch. It is round – which many people may prefer to the square shape of the Apple Watch. The watch measures 41mm across and the case is made of stainless steel. The face of the Pixel Watch is made of Gorilla Glass so it should stand up to the rigors of day-to-day life.
The Pixel Watch is available with a variety of straps and the case comes in a choice of silver, matte black or champagne colours.