Google announced the introduction of Pixel Watch and Pixel 7. Today, Apple is launching new iPhones. In addition to the new iPhone 14s, Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Pro and AirPods Pro 2 are expected to be introduced at the event. After the classic event September Apple promotions, it seems like Google will hang out now?
Google has begun distributing invitations for their upcoming fall hardware event, which is scheduled for Thursday, October 6, at 10AM ET. The firm previewed both the Pixel Watch and the future Pixel 7 phones during its I/O event earlier this year, revealing that they will be available in the autumn. Both gadgets will be unveiled at the event.
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Google Pixel 7 specs
Just one day before Apple’s Far Out event, where the iPhone 14 will be unveiled, Google made their announcement. Since Google’s most recent event, rumored leaks have allegedly disclosed even more information about the gadgets, with both the Watch and phones allegedly making their way into people’s hands. The Pixel 7’s product website states that it will be driven by a cutting-edge chip known as the Tensor G2, as 9to5Google points out, indicating that the firm is now disclosing a little more information about the devices.
There isn’t much that the leaks have disclosed about the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro that we didn’t previously know, such the fact that the Pro variant features an aluminum camera bar with two cutouts on the back. However, given that Android 13 has already begun to roll out on other smartphones, it is not very novel that someone was able to unbox and boot up the phone. However, a Redditor managed to obtain a Pixel Watch prototype earlier this year (allegedly, it was left at a restaurant). Even though it wouldn’t start, their images let us get a better idea of the Watch’s size and how it will truly appear on the wrist.
Google’s first smartwatch
The Pixel 7 appears to be a very simple continuation of the prior generation of phones, but the Watch is under some strain because it is the “first smartwatch built by Google, inside and out,” according to its product page on Google’s online shop. The company’s entry must be capable and at least marginally competitive given that Google’s rivals (particularly Samsung and Apple) have been producing wearables for years. There aren’t many details about it yet; we don’t even know what chip it will employ, but on October 6th, things should become clearer.
What is the Google Pixel Watch known for?
Although Google withheld many technical details, it did say that the Pixel Watch uses Fitbit technology, which enables features like sleep tracking, heart rate monitoring, the ability to observe active zone minutes, and the ability to monitor your progress toward individual fitness objectives.
In addition, Google has discussed Wear OS on the smartphone, claiming that it is now better than before and feels smoother beneath the finger.
You will be able to utilize all the Google services, including contactless payments, Google Maps (even if you leave your phone at home), Google Assistant chats, and wrist-based control of your smart home devices.
Beyond that, however, we’re still in the realm of leaks, albeit the Google Pixel Watch’s specifications are starting to become more evident. One pretty depressing rumor claims that the wearable will ship with an outdated chipset.
According to recent reports, the wearable will also have a 300mAh battery (like the Fossil Gen 6) and at least one model will include cellular connectivity so you can place and receive calls even when your phone isn’t nearby.
According to one source, it will most likely have the same 5nm chipset as the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. Since then, additional proof of a Samsung Exynos chip has surfaced, making this likely.
The wearable is also listed as having 32GB of capacity in a carrier’s inventory system; this indicates that there will probably be a cellular version because the carrier in question has never offered a non-cellular smartwatch.