After a long wait, Google has officially unveiled its first smartwatch, the Pixel Watch. The wearable debuted alongside the Pixel 7 smartphone line. Here is all you need to know about the Google Pixel Watch along with its expected price in Nepal.
Google Pixel Watch Overview:
The Pixel Watch has a doomed, circular display inspired by the surface of a water droplet. According to Google, this design makes the bezels disappear (although it has quite chunky bezels) and does not interfere with a sleeve or shirt. The 1.2-inch AMOLED screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and is housed in a stainless steel housing.
The case measures 41mm in length and 12.3mm in thickness. It is also very light, weighing only 32g (without straps), and is water resistant up to 5ATM (50 meters). The wearable is available in three different colors: black, silver, and gold.
Compared to other smartwatches, the straps on the Pixel Watch are held securely in place by a twist-and-lock mechanism. There are different band styles to choose from: the standard Active band, the Stretch and Woven band, and the Metal and Leather bands.
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Google Pixel Watch is powered by a four-year-old Exynos 9110 chipset, which was previously seen in the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3. It is accompanied by a Cortex M33 co-processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.
On the software front, it runs on the company’s own Wear OS 3.5 platform. Here you can swipe in either direction to view Tiles for different activities, swipe up to access notifications, and swipe down to quickly change settings. There are also Pixel Watch-exclusive and customizable watch faces.
Furthermore, as expected from the Wear OS, it provides direct access to a slew of Google apps, including Google Maps, Google Assistant, Google Photos, and others. You also get a new Google Home app that allows you to control your smart home appliances directly from your wrist.
Health and Fitness
Google is leveraging the expertise of Fitbit (which it acquired last year) for health and wellness features. You’ll be able to connect the watch to the Fitbit app and use features like Active Zone Minutes and sleep tracking. The watch tracks your heart rate continuously and has 40 workout modes to choose from. It can also take ECG measurements but does not support blood pressure monitoring as of now.
Google Pixel Watch comes with an SOS feature that alerts trusted contacts when you’re in an emergency or feel unsafe. The watch, however, must have an active data connection for this feature to work. There’s also a Fall Detection feature that detects if you’ve fallen and automatically connects you with emergency services.
Rest of the specs
Moving on, the wearable is said to provide one-day battery life with its 294 mAh battery. For charging, it uses a USB-C port. Likewise, the connectivity option includes Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, NFC, and GPS.
Google Pixel Watch Specifications:
- Dimensions: 41 x 41 x 12.3 mm
- Weight: 36g (without band)
- Display: 1.2-inch AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 320ppi, up to 1000 nits brightness, Ambient light sensor, Always-on display
- CPU: Exynos 9110 SoC, Cortex M33 co-processor
- RAM: 2GB
- Storage: 32GB
- Battery: 294mAh, USB-C charging
- Connectivity: 4G LTE, UMTS, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
- Durability: 5ATM
- Software: Wear OS 3.5
- Health sensors: Optical heart rate sensor, Multipurpose electrical sensor, Blood oxygen sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Altimeter, Compass
- Audio: Built-in speaker
- Mobile payments: Google Wallet
- Workout detection: Yes
Google Pixel Watch Price in Nepal and Availability
The Pixel Watch will be available in two versions: one with Wi-Fi only and one with Wi-Fi + 4G LTE connectivity. The latter costs USD 399, while the Wi-Fi-only model costs USD 349. If and when the Google Pixel Watch is released in Nepal, we expect the price to start at NPR 55,000.
|Google Pixel Watch||Price in the US||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Wi-Fi||USD 349||NPR 55,000|
|Wi-Fi + 4G LTE||USD 399||NPR 65,000|
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