The Google Pixel Watch was unveiled alongside the Pixel 6a at this week’s I/O 2022 event as the company’s first smartwatch. Google confirmed the wearable will start arriving in the U.S. this fall, but ahead of the official launch, a new report suggests the Google Pixel Watch will feature a four-year-old processor. The Samsung Exynos 9110 SoC debuted with the Galaxy Watch in 2018 and is expected to power the wearable. The Google Pixel Watch has a round dome design with replaceable wrist straps. It will also integrate Fitbit for enhanced fitness tracking support.
A report by 9to5google lays out key specs for the Google Pixel Watch. According to the report, the smartwatch will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 9110 SoC, which debuted with the original Galaxy Watch in 2018. Google is likely using an older chip, as the Pixel Watch has been in development for a long time, noted reports. The Exynos 9110 SoC is a 10nm chip with two Cortex-A53 cores.
Most recently, at I/O 2022, Google teased the Pixel Watch without confirming release date and pricing details. The device will run the latest Wear OS and feature a circular display with minimal bezels and curved glass protection. It also has stainless steel construction.
Google packs a customizable, replaceable wristband on the Pixel Watch. Additionally, the wearable has been confirmed to run on an improved Wear OS UI with smoother navigation and smart notifications.
The Pixel Watch will also work with the Find My Device app to help users locate a misplaced Pixel phone, earbuds, or any other supported device on a map available on their wrist.