In 2022, Google may finally release one of its long-awaited smart wearables. The long-rumored Google Pixel Watch, which will be the company’s first in-house smartwatch, is expected to debut in 2022, according to Business Insider.
According to the report, Google is developing a smartwatch codenamed “Rohan” that will be unveiled alongside the latest version of Google’s wearable software next year. This watch is being developed by a separate group from Fitbit, according to the report. For those who aren’t aware, Fitbit was purchased by Google earlier this year. It’s unclear whether the watch will be called the Pixel Watch or not.
Similar to how Android is served on Pixel smartphones, Google’s in-house smartwatch will showcase the company’s smartwatch software capabilities. Samsung’s return to the Wear OS arena, according to a recent report, has made Wear OS more mainstream than ever before. The Wear OS platform is expected to grow in popularity in the coming months, with the Wear OS 3 update expected to reach more wearables in 2022. The smartwatch, according to reports, will be more expensive than Fitbit and will compete directly with Apple Watch.
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According to The Verge, Google’s upcoming watch will include all of the essential fitness tracking features, such as a step counter and a heart rate monitor, as well as Fitbit integration for Wear OS, codenamed “Nightlight.”
The LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style were supposed to be the first Pixel Watches, but a last-minute change in Google’s plans forced the launch to be postponed for a few years. These watches “didn’t look like what belonged in the Pixel family,” according to a Google employee who spoke to Business Insider.
Wear OS 3 gained a lot of traction this year thanks to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. Google is currently working on both hardware and software, so we can expect some exciting things from the company soon.