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Google Pixel Watch is here with WearOS 3.5, Fitbit integration, but you can’t buy it in India

The Google Pixel Watch is priced at $349 (Rs 28,653 approximately) for the Bluetooth variant, while the LTE variant costs $399 (Rs 32,758 approximately).

Google Pixel Watch is here with WearOS 3.5, Fitbit integration, but you can’t buy it in India
The Google Pixel Watch is priced at $349 (Rs 28,653 approximately) for the Bluetooth variant, while the LTE variant costs $399 (Rs 32,758 approximately).

After months of teasing and sharing half-hidden specs with us, Google today officially launched its first-ever Google Pixel Smartwatch at its Made by Google event 2022.

As seen in the past specs shared by Google, the Pixel Watch features a custom-developed 3-D coverglass that’s durable and scratch resistant, with stainless steel finishes in black, silver and gold.

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“The circular, domed design nods to classic watches with a modern twist,” said Google while announcing the watch. The dial is round in shape and includes a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and steel chassis. The max display brightness is 1000nits and it comes with touch support.

The tactile crown has groves on it and sits on the right side of the display. The Watch overall looks premium and sleek in design. There’s a physical button right above the crown. Google says that the dial of the Pixel Watch is made with 80 % recycled stainless steel. While there are two variants of the Watch- LTE and Cellular- it comes in just one standard size of 41mm.

The new Pixel Watch is water-resistant up to 5ATM which means it can withstand water pressure of up to 50 meters. The new Pixel Watch is to compete with Apple’s latest Watch 8 Series and Apple Watch Ultra which is a water sports-focussed offering by the company. The Apple Watch Ultra comes with a water-resistance rating of up to 100 meters. The new Pixel Watch also stands against Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 which also runs WearOS but with Samsung’s in-house One UI Watch 4.5 software.

Google says that the new Pixel Watch is not just compatible with Pixel phones but also with other smartphones running Android 8.0 or newer version. It comes in three case colours- Matte Black (with an Obsidian coloured band), Polished Silver (with either a dark gray Charcoal or off-white Chalk band), and Champagne Gold (with a light gray Hazel band).

The Watch has a heart rate sensor on the bottom as well as an ECG sensor for better heart readings along with Fitbit’s inspired health tracking features.

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The Google Pixel Watch is priced at $349 (Rs 28,653 approximately) for the Bluetooth variant, while the LTE variant costs $399 (Rs 32,758 approximately). The smartwatch will be available to pre-order from October 6 in select countries, but not in India.

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