- March 24, 2023
Nearly a year after the first rumors about it came out, Google‘s first-ever smartwatch is finally here.
The Google Pixel Watch features a circular AMOLED display with a pixel density of 320ppi. It also has 1,000 nits peak brightness, 19 customizable watch faces, an always-on display, and a custom-fitted 3D Gorilla Glass 5 domed glass.
The 41mm case is made of 80% recycled stainless steel, while the Active band—which attaches with a proprietary connector—is made of silicon. Want to switch up your style? Google is offering a wide assortment of classic or modern bands in woven, stretch, active, and leather styles. Soon, metal straps will be made available. The watch is scratch- and water-resistant (5 ATM).
The Pixel Watch is powered by an Exynos 9110 SoC, comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage, and runs Wear OS 3.5. Its 294mAh battery can last up to 24 hours, and a fast charge that can get you to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Pixel Watch has deep integration with Fitbit to provide leading health and fitness features, including Fitbit’s most accurate heart rate tracking to date, with 24/7 per-second tracking, and best-in-class sleep tracking.
There are 40 exercise modes available to track your favorite workouts and all-day activities. Other features include a compass, altimeter, SPO2 monitor, a multipurpose electrical sensor, ECG app with Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) detection, fall detection, built-in microphone, and speaker.
The Pixel Watch is available in four color combos: matte black case with a black band, silver case with charcoal band, silver case with chalk band, and champagne gold with hazel band that matches the greenish-gray of the hazel Pixel 7 Pro.
Google Pixel Watch is available for $349 for Bluetooth/Wi-Fi, and $399 for 4G LTE, including six months of Fitbit Premium and three months of YouTube Music Premium (available in applicable markets). Meanwhile, accessory bands’ prices range from $49 to $199.