The Pixel 4’s Soli sensor could appear on the Pixel Watch
May 19, 2020

But it could mean a higher price.

Rumors of a Pixel Watch are already circulating the interwebs for quite some time. While various third-party manufacturers already make their own WearOS-based smartwatches, we’ve yet to see Google introduce their own wearable.

Rumors of a new Pixel watch started when Google purchased intellectual property from Fossil that cost around $40 million. Google’s parent company Alphabet then purchased Fitbit, which also points to how serious the company is in making its own wearable.

Another interesting tidbit is that a recent patent filing by Google pointed to new gestures as a way to navigate the watch. Some say it could be a WearOS feature or an exclusive feature that’s coming to the Pixel Watch. This new gesture will be implemented using a new optical sensor that some say is similar to the Soli sensor introduced on the Pixel 4.

This means that Google could be packing in technology not seen before on smartwatches – or maybe we won’t be seeing a Pixel Watch fans have been asking for all these years. Google’s WearOS didn’t really make a splash when it was launched, with most fitness trackers running their own OS. But the Pixel Watch could change the way we see smartwatches the way Google showcased its Pixel line.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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