We anticipate the arrival of the Google Pixel Watch, but do we know its price tag? 9to5Google(opens in new tab) reports that the price may rise to $399. This, however, is for the LTE model, which is expected to cost more than the other upcoming variations.
It’s likely that Google will release two versions of the Pixel Watch, one with standard wristwatch features like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and another with more advanced cellular data capabilities like LTE.
Unfortunately, 9to5Google did not share an estimate of the Bluetooth version’s price. However, considering the Fitbit Sense 2’s $299 price tag (despite its lack of LTE connectivity), we anticipate the Bluetooth Pixel Watch to be priced between $349 and $499.
At $399 for the LTE version, the Pixel Watch would cost about the same as the current market leaders from Apple and Samsung. The Series 7 Apple Watch starts at $399, while the LTE variants begin at $499. The price of a Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 with LTE starts at $329.
Of course, the number of individuals who actually need to decide between a Pixel Watch and an Apple Watch will be low. Of all, Apple’s flagship goods aren’t exactly recognized for their reasonable prices. Instead, Google ought to be more concerned about Samsung, especially in light of the fact that the Galaxy Watch 5 uses Wear OS 3 from Google.
How, therefore, does Google hope to entice customers with the Pixel Watch? It has been confirmed by Google that the Watch will be equipped with Fitbit activity tracking, which will hopefully supersede the underwhelming Google Fit app.
Some have speculated that the wearable will share the same health and fitness sensors(opens in new tab) as the Fitbit Luxe and Fitbit Charge 5.
Regarding hardware, it has been speculated that both 1.5GB of RAM and 32GB of storage will be included in the Pixel Watch. Compared to other Wear OS smartwatches, this is a lot, but it’s still not as much as the Apple Watch 7. It’s a bummer that the battery is only 300 mAh and needs to be charged every day.
It’s important to note that hardware and specifications are only half of the whole. To compete with Samsung and the other Wear OS watchmakers, Google will need to provide something unique with its Pixel smartwatch, just as it did with its Pixel smartphones.
When will Google finally release its Pixel Watch? Google stated the watch would be released “this fall,” alongside the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, despite being introduced at Google I/O in May. 9to5 Google has seemingly confirmed this report, hinting that, like the Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Pro, all three devices will be released simultaneously.
Not much is known about this, but rumors suggest Google will unveil the Pixel 7 on October 13. In the coming weeks, you can anticipate their release.