Google tipped to launch three Pixel-branded smartwatches this year

Google tipped to launch three Pixel-branded smartwatches this year
It looks like 2018 shapes up to be a great year for Google. After officially revealing Android P earlier this week, Google is readying for yet another major event where the Mountain View company is likely to announce two Pixel smartphones.

However, according to leakster Evan Blass, Google plans to introduce its first Pixel-branded watch this fall along with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones. However, those waiting for Google's own wearables to make it to market will be pleased to know the company is actually working on three different smartwatches.

Roland Quandt of Winfuture.de claims Google's first Pixel-branded smartwatches are codenamed “Triton,” “Ling,” and “Sardine.” All of them will be powered by the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor and should feature more efficient battery consumption.

Unfortunately, it's yet unclear whether these are just different sized versions, multiple variants with and without LTE support, or completely different models. Hopefully, we'll learn more about Google's plans for the wearable market sooner rather than later.

source: Evan Blass (Twitter), Winfuture.de (translated)

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12 Comments

1. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

With Googles AI and hopefully maps onboard, if the watches look good they’ll hopefully pose a serious threat to the Apple Watch and upcoming Gear S4.

2. lyndon420

Posts: 6868; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

If the battery life is dramatically increased maybe...but otherwise I doubt it will garner much interest over anything else currently available.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7533; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If one of these watches has project soli on board. Then Google can take my money.

9. Feanor

Posts: 1415; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

...because Apple Watch offers better battery life than current Wear OS watches? I don't think so.

11. gigicoaste

Posts: 461; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

because Samsung watch offers the best battery on market at this time. Apple has a closed eco system can not be part of discussion.

4. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2482; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I think Google and Apple each have a majority in different markets that the other is trying hard to get into. For Apple, they now represent 50% of all smartwatch sales which will be tough for Google to crack. Conversely, Google has a 20% share in the smart speaker segment that Apple is barely able to compete in at the moment.

5. gamehead unregistered

I look forward to them if this leak is true

6. djcody

Posts: 231; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

I will buy smartwatch when battery life will hold for a week with heavy use and 2 weeks with mix to light

7. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

Me too. I've been itching to buy one. But i will only buy WHEN the cpu is ultra efficient (10nm/8nm), and the battery is good for 1-2 weeks. Because I'm not planning to buy smartwatch in every 2 or 3 years.

8. Sparkxster

Posts: 1241; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

If the pixel watch can last at least 3-4 days before needing a charge then I will want one.

10. japkoslav

Posts: 1541; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

It better has a killer battery life!

12. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

If this is done right, and by right I mean great battery life, not bulky, no flat tires, NFC, etc.....then I may buy my first smart watch.

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