We could see a Google Pixel smartwatch as early as fall of this year
Will it be able to compete with the Apple Watch?
A Google Pixel smartwatch could arrive this fall alongside next-generation versions of the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL smartphones. An announcement is likely in October, according to serial leaker Evan Blass.
Besides the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, and second-gen Pixel Buds, a reliable source tells me — with high confidence — that Google's fall hardware event will also introduce a Pixel-branded watch. Have a great summer!
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 10, 2018
Elsewhere, German tech blog Winfuture.de reports that Google plans on introducing three new wearables to the market with the code names “Ling,” “Triton,” and “Sardine.”
A Google Pixel smartwatch makes sense. Google, developer of Wear OS, should have a wearable device to call its own, no? By releasing a smartwatch that’s tied so closely with its smartphone lineup, Google will be better able to compete with the Apple Watch and the Tizen-based smartwatches from Samsung.
At the same time, this fall could prove a difficult time for Google to launch new wearable devices.
In September, Cupertino’s likely to reveal the first Apple Watch redesign in the history of the top-selling smartwatch. At around the same time, Samsung’s probably going to announce the so-called Galaxy Gear S4. Not to mention, the Google Pixel smartwatch would also have to compete with next-generation Wear OS devices too.
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