While Google is busy with the release of the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones, rumors were already circulating that the company was working on a new Pixel Watch.
Codenamed “Rohan”, the new first-party smart wearable is reportedly powered by Wear OS 3. It appears that some early marketing images of the new device got leaked, courtesy of Jon Prosser, the YouTuber who runs the Front Page Tech channel. According to the new image slides, the Pixel Watch has a rounded display with no bezels around it. However, there is a circular knob on the right side, that could be used to navigate the user interface and scroll smoothly through long menus and lists.
The slides also showcase the name of the product as “Google Pixel Watch” and are expected to be released in 2022. The leaks also confirm that the new wearable will come with a host of health-related sensors, including a heart-rate monitoring scanner. And it would not be also surprising that Google plans to integrate Fitbit features on Wear OS 3, codenamed “Nightlight”.
The reports also state that the Pixel Watch is expected to offer one day of battery life, but does not appear to feature fast charging capability. Google’s Wear OS-based smartwatches fell very behind the competition all these years until things started to pick up a lot when Samsung and Google teamed up to release the Galaxy Watch 4 series devices, the first Galaxy Watch to come with Google Wear OS. Google’s new Pixel Watch should also set a benchmark for other brands to release more Wear OS-powered smartwatches in the future.