Pixel Watch is official: Google’s watch with the best of Fitbit

After years of waiting, Google finally unveiled its first smartwatch on Thursday. The Pixel Watch had its design officially released several months ago, but now all the details about the device are finally out.

It’s assumed to be a smartwatch with “Google help and Fitbit health.” In practice, Google brings together the best of both worlds and finally puts its Fitbit purchase into action.

A design you can really make your own

Pixel Watch was designed with comfort and durability in mind. 3D glass spills over the stainless steel body for an understated look on the wrist. It is scratch and water resistant up to 5ATM/50 meters.

“Inspired by a classic watch, the touch crown controls screen swipes, accesses shortcuts and launches the app store to get the useful information you need. The side button above the crown opens recently used apps, so favorites are just a click away.

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Featuring a unique strap adjustment mechanism, inspired by the way a camera lens attaches to the camera body, it makes it easy to change straps to transform the watch’s overall look. Users will be able to choose from 20 available wristbands and 19 customizable watch faces.

Google always helps with you

The smartwatch arrives equipped with Use the Google operating system (Use OS 3.5). With the Google Assistant built in, your personalized help is always available quickly and hands-free.

Through the Google Home app or with the “Hey Google” command, it will be possible to control your smart home devices with your Pixel Watch. This is also the product that will allow you to use applications with Gmail, Maps or make payments with Wallet.

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You will get 3 free months of YouTube Music with the purchase of the product and 32 GB of internal storage. The incorporation of 4G LTE stands out. You can also access apps available on the Play Store, such as Strava or Spotify.

You can count on Fast Pair with Pixel Buds, and it is possible to make or receive calls on the watch itself. Even if you start Music or Maps tasks on the smart watch, you can continue them on the watch.

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It comes with the Emergency SOS feature, to alert your trusted contacts if you are in trouble. In 2023, Google promises that fall detection will come to the product.

Fitbit favorites for health and fitness

Pixel Watch will have deep integration with Fitbit, to bring you the best health and fitness features. You can count on the best heart rate monitoring ever, per second.

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It will have 40 accessible sport modes, and all your activities like steps can be monitored. You can count on Action Zone Minutes technology and integrated GPS.

It has an application to perform an electrocardiogram, and you can understand your sleep in the best way. It should also be noted that you will have access to detailed breathing and heart rate metrics in the Fitbit app. With Fitbit Premium, you can elevate that experience even higher.

In addition to Pixel smartphones, the Pixel Watch is compatible with smartphones running Android 8 and above. You can have versions with 4G LTE or only Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Fitbit users will be able to continue where they started, without losing data on the new product.

The Google Pixel Watch promises up to 24 hours of battery life, including continuous heart rate per second throughout the day and activity and health monitoring. When you need a quick charge, you’ll have 50% battery life in just 30 minutes, which is ideal for bedtime charging for sleep tracking.

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Pixel Watch pricing and availability

The new smartwatch is available for pre-order in Europe for €379 in the Bluetooth/Wi-Fi version and €429 in the 4G LTE variant. Includes six months of Fitbit Premium and three months of YouTube Music Premium.

It is available for pre-order in nine countries: the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France, Japan, Australia, and Taiwan. Sales begin on October 13, and Portugal is once again out of Google’s ‘deck’.

You can check all the technical specifications of the Google Pixel Watch at google store.

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