Google Is finally entering the field of smartwatches with its own hardware – Pixel Watch. The highly anticipated smartwatch was announced at the latest edition of Google I / O 2022, Google’s annual developer event. Pixel Watch I / O was part of the largest hardware unveiling ever by Google. At the two-day conference, Google confirmed that it was launching the Pixel Watch. From its appearance, the Pixel watch from which fitness tracking is borrowed Fitbit Apple and Samsung will take over the premium smartwatch. But the big question is: where does this leave Fitbit (and its proprietary health tech), the company Google acquired in 2019 for 2.1 billion.
James Park, VP, GM and co-founder of Fitbit responded to this in an interview with CNET. For those unfamiliar, Park leads Google’s wearable division, which is leading the development of the Pixel Watch. “At a higher level, Fitbit’s mission is still on Google: to help keep everyone in the world healthy. There will be super premium devices under. And then we will continue to have Fitbit devices at other prices as well, “said Park.
Talking about Google Fit, he said, “I think for now, Google Fit And the Fitbit app is going to continue as it is – I don’t think we want to block the experience for both sets of users. Both user groups, which is quite significant, like the application they are using for different reasons. For now, we see no reason to change that. “Google Fit is a fitness tracking app that works on Android, iOS and WearOS. It is designed as a virtual coach to help users achieve their fitness goals.
Pixel Watch: What we know and what we don’t
The Pixel watch looks impressive, but while there are some known ones, there are also some major ones. Let’s start with what Google told us: The upcoming Google Smartwatch will run on the updated version of Wear OS 3. It will feature Fitbit integration to help users keep track of their health metrics, including heart rate and sleep tracking. The smartwatch will launch Long this year with the Pixel 7 series. If we look at the history of Pixel launch, it will be in October 2022. The Pixel Watch has a rounded design and a “tangent” crown and side buttons. The watch is made of recycled stainless steel and will have a chopped band. According to Google, Pixel Watch will come with native Google apps including Google Maps, Google Assistant and more.
The unanswered questions include a chip that will power the smartwatch, size and color options and its price.