Google I/O is just a day to go and the hype train is real! Rumors and leaks are aplenty because it is nearly confirmed that the Pixel 3a mid-range smartphone is coming with a regular and an XL edition. Apart from that, a Pixel Watch is being rumored and it should be launched as well so that the company can compete with Apple Watch and Samsung watch.
The company steadily made its way to the premium segment but is now being forced to come back to the mid-tier market so as to boost sales. The Pixel Watch is definitely not going to be a mid-range device because it is the first of its kind and is supposed to compete with Apple Watch Series 4.
What Kind of Features will Help it Sell?
The first ever leak came from Evan Blass, a Twitter guy who is known for his credible leaks. He claimed that Pixel Watch is coming but didn’t reveal much. Going by the current trend, the watch will most probably have a rounded face so as to make it more conventional.
A lot of people expect Google to make a groundbreaking announcement with a watch battery that would last an entire week and have an always ON watch face. However, in reality, we haven’t seen much in terms of battery improvement so far. ‘Always On’ is a feature smartwatches need and let’s hope Pixel Watch brings it in at least in the near future.
Other most important and expected features include 4G LTE connectivity so that it can be used without the need to have an Android phone around all the time. A massive range of watch straps is part of the package so that you can change the look and color of the watch frequently to match your style.
The features will be pretty straight forward with a vanilla Android experience on the Pixel watch combined with a range of watch faces, health apps, fitness support apps and possibly sleep tracking to make it a complete device. All these put together may not directly contribute to sales but they can be a good alternative for Android users who like the Apple Watch series released so far.
The pricing of the Pixel Watch will definitely not be on the cheaper side. While it will have 320 x 320 resolution powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 processor, it will focus more on battery life and less on keeping the product at entry-level pricing.
If we were to make a guess, the pricing could be somewhere around $399 to $699 for the highest 4G LTE variant. However, it is a very wild guess but considering the fact that Google is releasing the Pixel 3a mid-range phone during the same event, they might focus on cheaper watches and alternatives rather than sticking to the most expensive products they have to offer.