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.