Google Pixel Watch Allegedly Leaks with Circular Design, Rumored to Launch in October

Renders of Google's first smartwatch, codenamed "Rohan," have been shared by Jon Prosser, showing that Google plans to adopt a circular design for its flagship wearable watch.

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Prosser shared the renders in an episode of his YouTube show "Front Page Tech," in which he claims they were made based on marketing material he had seen from a source within Google. The renders show that the Pixel Watch will adopt a bezel-less, circular design, with no buttons, except for a crown on the right.

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The display itself, unlike the Apple Watch, features a completely circular form factor. Internally, the Pixel Watch will feature a heart rate sensor, but it so far remains unknown if it sports more advanced health features such as blood oxygen monitoring on the Apple Watch Series 6.

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Like the Apple Watch, which allows users to swap and change bands, Google will offer around 20 band options for the Pixel Watch, according to Prosser.

The watch will presumably run WearOS, Google's operating systems for smartwatches. As for a release, Prosser says the watch will debut "sometime in October" but warns to be cautious given Google's habit of delaying and even canceling products altogether.

In 2019, Google signed a $40 million deal with watchmaker Fossil to take ownership of its smartwatch division. As a result of the deal, Fossil smartwatches joined Google's WearOS family and also spurred widespread speculation that Google intends to make its own-branded smartwatch to compete with the Apple Watch.

Besides changes to make it thinner, lighter, and the screen bigger thanks to smaller bezels, the Apple Watch design has largely remained the same since its launch in 2015. A recent patent has revealed that Apple is researching an Apple Watch design with a display that wraps around the band, where in turn, the watch band becomes an extension of the display itself.

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Top Rated Comments

mystery hill Avatar
18 months ago

Looks you once of the payment bands you use at the swimming pool to open your locker and buy your lunch. Awful design. ??
I don't think it looks that bad.
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Precursor Avatar
18 months ago

This should appeal to all the "purists" claiming that watches should be round. ones that never saw a nice square Omega or Audemars Piguet.
I'm no purist, but I do believe any Breguet or Vacheron Constantin round watch are better looking than square Omega or Audemars Piguet.

I hate google and all and android with a passion. But one has to admit that this watch looks sleek AF.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Canubis Avatar
18 months ago
I must say I like the look of the renders, it looks very light and thin and nice to wear. But if I have to decide whom to trust with health and fitness data between a company earning their profit with data and ads and another one focused on hardware I am not gonna pick the first one.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bobob Avatar
18 months ago

if there is a chance that Apple finally launch a round Apple Watch
It's coming right after they launch the new round iPhone.

Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrGimper Avatar
18 months ago
There are 2 types of people in the smart watch world.... those that want a watch that also does some tech computer type stuff, and those that want a wrist computer that also happens to tell the time.

I feel this is for the former, and the Apple Watch is for the latter.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mystery hill Avatar
18 months ago

Still don't understand why Google insist on round form-factor.
Apple will sue them for using a square face. :)
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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