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Google I/O 2022: Google Pixel Watch with WearOS, Fitbit integration announced

Google has also announced that the Pixel Watch will get Fitbit to deliver "industry-leading health and fitness experiences". Here's all you need to know about the availability and features of the smartwatch. After zillions of rumors making rounds on the internet, Google finally decided to put them at rest and announced its first smartwatch, Pixel Watch, at its Google I/O 2022. Although, the smartwatch will not see arrive in the markets before

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After zillions of rumors making rounds on the internet, Google finally decided to put them at rest and announced its first smartwatch, Pixel Watch, at its Google I/O 2022. Although, the smartwatch will not see arrive in the markets before this fall. Also Read - How to create a signature in Gmail: A step-by-step guide

In addition to the smartwatch, Google also unveiled Pixel 7, Pixel 7a, Pixel 6a, Pixel Buds, Pixel tablet and Android 13 software update at the event. Also Read - Google Wallet introduced: Here’s how it may replace your real wallet

Google Pixel Watch release date

Although Google did not announce any specific launch date for the smartwatch, Pixel Watch is announced to release in Fall 2022. Chances are, the smartwatch will debut alongside Pixel 7 and Pixel 7a in October and go on sale after that. Also Read - Android 13 beta now available: Compatible devices, new features, how to install and more

Google Pixel Watch: Features

Going by the pictures shared by the company at Google I/O 2022, Pixel Watch features a circular display, unlike Apple Watch, with a metal frame, slim bezels and a crown on the right edge. According to Google, the smartwatch is made from 80% recycled stainless steel. Pixel Watch is likely to be available in black, gold and grey colour options.

The tech giant revealed that the Pixel watch will run on WearOS UI that will have fluid navigation and smart notifications. It will come with support for Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Wallet. As per the company, users will be able to answer calls, make calls, send messages, pay, control home and more–right from their wrist.

This smartwatch will be compatible with smart home devices using the Home app for Wear OS. Hence, you will be able to control these devices right from your wrist.

Google has also announced that the smartwatch will get Fitbit to deliver “industry-leading health and fitness experiences”. As for fitness features, the smartwatch will come with fitness goals tracking, sleep tracking, heart rate monitor, Active Zone Minutes and more.

According to Google, the Pixel Watch requires Android 8.0 or newer phones.

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