Apple currently dominates the premium smartwatch segment and there is no Android counterpart that is even close to Apple's offering. It looks like Google is finally set to launch its first smartwatch -- the Google Pixel Watch along with the Pixel 4 series of smartphones.
Google recently acquired a branch of Fossil by spending a mammoth $40million. And the company is likely to get a head-start with Fossil's tech and innovations for its very first smartwatch.
Google recently bought an IP with respect to the smartwatch that reaffirms the fact that the company is indeed working on wearable devices. The company is likely to call it the Google Pixel Watch and will accompany the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL smartphones. Just like the Apple Watch, the Pixel Watch is expected to come in different screen sizes and interchangeable straps.
The company is all set to launch its fourth-generation smartphones on October 15th and the Pixel Watch is likely to debut on the same day.
What To Expect From Google Pixel Watch?
It is pretty obvious that the Pixel Watch will be based on WearOS powered by Android. Unlike Apple's offering, the Pixel Watch should work with both Android and iOS smartphones.
As per the industry standards, the Pixel Watch is expected to be priced around $300 for the base variant and the price might go up to $500 for a high-end or a special variant.
The smartwatch is likely to support features like an always-on display, fast charging, and fitness-related sensors. The company is also expected to launch a Wi-Fi and LTE variants, former being the expensive mode. The device is likely to carry a circular form factor to give a classic look.
Lastly, Google's Pixel 4 and the Pixel Watch might make their way to India by the end of October 2019.