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Report: Google Pixel Watch coming in 2022

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The Google Pixel Watch, a long-rumored smartwatch that will show off the absolute best of the Wear OS platform, might finally debut in 2022.

A new report from Insider,  which quotes a source familiar with the project, claims that the Pixel Watch will arrive in 2022. The report doesn't offer details on when in the year.

Despite using its Pixel line of smartphones to showcase the latest version of its Android software, Google has never made a smartwatch to highlight its various wearable operating systems. The new report says this new smartwatch will demonstrate the absolute best features of Wear OS.

The smartwatch, the report adds, is being worked on in Google's Pixel hardware group, and isn't connected to Fitbit, which the company bought earlier this year.

Another source speaking to The Verge said the device is expected to cost more than Fitbit's line of products and could compete with the Apple Watch line of devices.

We don't know much about what features we should expect, but these new reports claim that it will feature a heart rate monitor and basic step tracking. It'll need more than that, though, to compete with the Apple Watch.

Google hasn't commented publicly on the report. If and when they do, it's unlikely to happen before Google IO 2022 in May.

Via The Verge

James Peckham

James is Senior Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He has also worked on other leading tech brands, such as T3 and Gizmodo UK, as well as appearing as an expert on TV and radio for the BBC and other publications. Be sure to follow him on Twitter for all the latest smartphone news.


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