Following the first near-final look earlier this week, real-life images of the Google Pixel Watch have leaked today.
These real photographs — snapped on top of a Galaxy Tab S7 or S8 — were sent to Android Central by somebody that found what looks to be a Pixel Watch prototype after it was “apparently left and found at a restaurant in the U.S.” This is remarkably reminiscent of when an iPhone 4 prototype was lost at a bar and shared by Gizmodo. That occurred 12 years and four days ago (in a sign that time is a circle.) There was also that time a Pixel 3 XL was left in the back of a car (Lyft).
The images show off a very sleek Pixel Watch — when viewed head-on — that lines up with previous leaks. The display is curved to the very edge, though you can see the metal underside in one of the angled shots. There’s only a single image of the wearable on and it’s just the boot screen of a white “G” against a black background. As such, we cannot see the full extent of the display and how thick the bezel is.
New Pixel Watch, with a trademark yesterday confirming the name, details gained from the leaked images include how there’s a pill-shaped button above the crown. That configuration lines up perfectly with UI mockups of Wear OS 3 from Google I/O 2021. You should be able to double-press that top button to quickly switch to your last used app.
It rests flush against the case and is otherwise barely visible when looking at the wearable straight-on. Below the silver crown, which is indeed bottom cap-shaped, is a hole for what could be the microphone or altimeter (for stair count tracking).
The very bulbous rear is defined by a pill with four square cutouts lined horizontally. They are presumably for the heart-rate sensor and other health functionality. Zooming out, the two halves suggest an ECG (electrocardiogram) capability.
We get a very good look at the watch band mechanism, which appears to be proprietary in nature that’s likely geared for fast strap switching. In Fitbit parlance, this is an “infinity band” with a loop(s) and peg design.
At the top is what should be a diagnostic port that’s similar in nature to the Apple Watch. This could just be present on prototype hardware, and will not be user-facing/accessible in any case.
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