The clock’s ticking for Google’s smartwatch release
Google couldn’t rival Apple in the smartwatch market in the past while Apple, on the other hand, builds quietly a solid dominance in the Smartwatch market. Though Google didn’t release their own line of “smartwatches” like Apple did, Google integrated their software in smartwatch lines of Samsung, LG, Fossil Group and Movado. But, news of the hours is Google might release their own smartwatch line this year.
As reported by Evan Blass , Google is planning to launch their smartwatch under their already established brand Pixel.
The smartwatch will come along with the pair of smartphones Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL and Pixel Buds. There is no confirmation on the release date for the smartwatch but it’s rumored to be launched by end of this year. No information on the price of these watches has yet been provided.
WinFuture reported this May about the codenames of the three Pixel watches along with a brief on their hardware. The codenames are: Ling, Triton, and Sardine, these wearables are said to be in their final stage of development. It is being expected that the watches will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform while the currently available ones utilize Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor.
The Google Pixel smartwatch would be supporting GPS and heart-rate tracker for the fitness conscious users. They may also have voice command features, something that’s very much in trend right now. The upcoming Snapdragon 3100 platform is said to be equipped with better battery consumption capabilities. With the constant development with Google voice assistant, we can expect Google to announce some exciting features in the upcoming Pixel smartwatches.
There are multiple options available if someone wants to buy smartwatches with Google’s name on it as Google currently offers smartwatches through it’s Wear OS platform-which works on Android and iPhone as well. The upcoming watches will also be operable on both platforms as well, along with more advanced features, giving Apple tough competition in this market.