After a lot anticipation, Google debuted the Google Pixel Watch at its annual developer convention, the I/O 2022, earlier this week. And it’s a totally built-in Fitbit expertise.
The Google Pixel Watch formally on the best way. It is the primary smartwatch made by the corporate and can be a direct competitor to market leaders Apple and Samsung within the wearable watch phase.
Until now, Google offered its Wear working system for wearable Android watches made by different firms however by no means created one for itself.
Google Pixel Watch: specs and different particulars
Fitbit integration is the spotlight
The most unusual characteristic of the watch is its working system. The Google Pixel Watch combines the corporate’s Wear OS 3 with Fitbit well being monitoring. Google had acquired Fitbit in 2019 for USD 2.1 billion. This was additionally highlighted by Rick Osterloh, senior vice-president of gadgets and providers at Google, who introduced the watch on the occasion. According to the BBC, Osterloh mentioned that the product was distinctive due to the mixture of “Google’s ecosystem and Fitbit expertise”.
“My favourite thing about the watch is the deep integration with Fitbit. You can get insights into your health with continuous heart rate and sleep tracking. You can see your active zone minutes when you are working out and track your stats and progress against your personal fitness goals,” Osterloh mentioned on the occasion.
“Google Pixel Watch is a natural extension of the Pixel family, providing help whenever and wherever you need it,” Osterloh added.
Wear OS 3 comes with new apps
The Wear OS 3 will present each common apps comparable to Google Maps and Assistant and new ones like Google Wallet and Google Home. Another fascinating characteristic is that it’s 4G suitable, which signifies that it may operate with out being close to a telephone however would require its personal information plan. The watch can solely be paired with Android gadgets and each the telephone and watch should be on the identical community.
The Google Pixel Watch, which can be launched in autumn, has a domed design and is product of recycled chrome steel. It comes with a facet button and proprietary bands which might be customisable. The value of the watch was not revealed however based on Google, it might be a “premium product”.
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This article first appeared on Augustman Singapore.