Earlier showcased at Google’s I/O developer conference this May, the Google Pixel Watch is now officially on sale. Launched alongside the Pixel 7 series yesterday at the Made by Google event, the Pixel Watch offers a unique design, premium finish, and a host of useful features that set it apart from other Wear OS smartwatches on the market.
According to the tech giant, the Google Pixel Watch “brings together helpfulness and convenience from Google and Fitbit’s best health and fitness features, all in a beautiful new design.”
The Watch has a pebble-shaped body design with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 dome on the top that seamlessly blends with a stainless-steel case. It features a digital crown on the right side along with a button and a microphone, a speaker grille on the left side, and a host of sensors on the back.
The Pixel Watch comes in three case finishes — Matte Black, Gold, and Silver — each with a complementary silicone band included in the box. But Google has also launched a host of other band options that you can purchase separately to customize its look.
The Pixel Watch offers support for a wide range of fitness tracking features, running on Google’s Wear OS 3, the new wearable comes with the Fitbit app preinstalled, which offers features like ECG measurements, continuous heart rate monitoring, AFib detection, Readiness score, real-time exercise tracking, and sleep monitoring. Users also get six months of Fitbit Premium for free with the smartwatch.
The Pixel Watch also has a couple of other handy features on offer. These include notification support, calling/messaging support on the LTE model, Google Wallet payments via NFC, camera controls with the Pixel Camera shutter feature, new Google Photos watch faces, smart home controls with the Google Home app, and Google Assistant support. The app also features an SOS mode for emergency calling with the Personal Safety app, fall detection support, and Google Fast Pair support.
Google says that the Pixel Watch’s 294mAh battery will last you up to 24 hours on a single charge. Speaking of which, the Pixel Watch ships with a magnetic charging puck with a USB Type-C connector which will charge the smartwatch up to 50% in just half an hour. A full charge will take about 80 minutes.
Google Pixel Watch: Specifications
|Material & Size||
|Dimensions & Weight||
|Display||1.2-inch AMOLED display|
|RAM & Storage||
|Battery & Charging||
|Durability||5ATM water resistance|
|OS||Wear OS 3.5|
Google Pixel Watch Price in Kenya
The 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). Accessory bands range from $49-$199.