Google Pixel Watch hardware could be similar to Galaxy Watch 4

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What makes the Pixel Watch exciting isn’t its hardware but rather how Google, as developer of Wear OS and Android OS, could improve the platform.

Another Google Pixel Watch leak reveals that it could be quite similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4. While it would have been exciting to see an all-new design with game-changing hardware, that’s just not how Google does things. Instead, the Google Pixel Watch will most likely be sold on the Experience, which will be loaded with Google apps and services that have little to do with the actual components as long as they’re sufficient for the task.

The Pixel smartphone has always been a fairly standard device and isn’t very exciting on paper. Battery capacity is decent, but features like Extreme Power Saver use intelligence to extend usage for up to 48 hours. The camera and image sensor have remained the same for many years, finally getting a major update in 2021, when most of the magic still happens in the software. Even the Pixel 6 Pro, with its Google Tensor processor, isn’t really any different from other smartphones. The chip is Google’s design, but what makes it special is the optimized Google code that is etched into the silicon.

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According to unnamed sources who spoke with 9to5Google, the next Google Pixel Watch will feature a battery capacity of around 300 milliamp-hours, about the same as Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 which lasts around a day. The Pixel Watch should also have an option for cellular connectivity, just like many other smartwatches. Earlier rumors suggested it would run on a Samsung Exynos processor, possibly the same one used in the Galaxy Watch 4. So far taken only on the expected hardware, there’s nothing exciting about About Pixel Watch. However, it looks like it will be on par with the best out there, and that’s okay. Where Google innovates is in software.

Why a Pixel Watch is exciting

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Google’s Pixel Watch is exciting, and it’s not because of fancy new health sensors, stretchable screens, or camera tech. It looks like it’s going to be a nice flagship smartwatch that’s pretty much the same as Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4. It will run the latest version of Wear OS 3, likely Wear OS 3.1, and will include Google Assistant on day one. As the developer of Android and Wear OS, we can expect Google to make this smartwatch widely compatible with Android phones and maybe even the iPhone.

There may be additional features when paired with a Pixel phone. However, Google is more likely to just focus on making the Pixel Watch work well with every phone to win the biggest user base possible. With the launch of the Pixel 6 series, it decided to step back and compete in the hardware market. There’s no reason to expect the Pixel Watch to be a half-hearted effort. Instead, Google could look to make the Pixel Watch the first smartwatch in the Android camp to challenge Apple Watch dominance.

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Source: 9to5Google

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