Google officially announced its first smartwatch at I/O 2022 in May, but only provided a “first look” ahead of the full reveal this fall alongside the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. 9to5Google has revealed a number of new details since then, and here’s everything we know about the Pixel Watch.
Original: July 4
Update: September 1
Design, display, and materials
The Pixel Watch consists of three distinct layers, starting with a domed top glass that curves all the way to the recycled stainless steel sides. According to an early measurement, the circular watch body is around 14mm thick and over 40mm wide, while the actual flat display looks to come in at approximately 30mm wide (or 1.18 inches). Google has not revealed what the display resolution is or what kind of glass protects it.
There’s a bottle cap-shaped crown that rotates and can be pressed at the 3 o’clock position with a button just above it. The case also has a long speaker grill on the left edge and two small circular cutouts.
The top and bottom are home to rather sizable band slots with the 20mm straps attaching through a proprietary mechanism that involves inserting at a tilt and then snapping into place.
Colors and bands
Google has shown the Pixel Watch in three stainless steel colors:
Silicone band: Already shown off by Google and very similar to Fitbit’s Infinity Bands
Two leather straps: Differentiated by style and lighter/darker shades
Link bracelet: Metal
Milanese-style mesh band: Made of stainless steel in colors that match the three body colors
Pixel Watch specs
9to5Google in May reported that the Pixel Watch is powered by Samsung’s Exynos 9110. It features a co-processor and over 1.5GB of RAM, which should surpass what’s offered on Wear OS today. Meanwhile, the 32GB of storage is double that of existing devices and allows users to store many songs offline.
That chip dates back to 2018 with the Tizen-powered Galaxy Watch, but various tasks should be offloaded to the co-processor. It’s unclear how Google will identify this SoC and whether Tensor branding will be applied.