Reliable leaker Evan Blass is reporting that Google is planning to launch a Pixel-branded smartwatch this fall at its hardware event. Remember, you heard that here first. This bit of information was tweeted by VentureBeat author Evan Blass, and also confirmed the existence of Pixel 3, Pixel 3XL and second-gen Pixel buds. The company also released enhanced Google Assistant integration to Wear OS powered smartwatches last week.
Was the Pixel Watch the flagship he was talking about? The former isn't that surprising considering we saw the previous generation debut past year, but the latter is a bit unexpected since we have yet to see an in-house wearable from Google.
Google has never launched a smartwatch and that would be the ideal opportunity to present its own vision of this type of device. Google must be working extremely hard on this product as it reportedly delayed the launch from March 2018 to later this year, according to WinFuture.
In another report based on European site Winfuture.de, the Pixel Watch will come in three differently sized variants which are codenamed as Sardine, Triton, and Ling.
With Google, Qualcomm's new SoC, and support from fashion and watch brands like Louis Vuitton, Movado, TAG Heuer, Fossil and others, smartwatch market could get a fresh new start, and other makers could hop on board.
Qualcomm has praised Wear OS over the past few days but more than a list of specifications is needed to convince the public to buy wearable devices. And now, this year Google will be introducing three smartwatches under Pixel branding.