Google Pixel Watch Stories Today

In the lead up to the Pixel Watch, several first-party apps were overhauled and launched to invigorate Wear OS, and Google is planning to continue that momentum with Gmail and Calendar.

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Google Pixel Watch Stories November 27

Google Pixel Watch LTE gets first ever discount at $50 off

While the Wi-Fi model is on sale at all retailers, the LTE Pixel Watch has stubbornly remained at $399.99 this holiday season. The first discount for the LTE Pixel Watch is now here.

Google did a good job providing a range of default watch faces on the Pixel Watch. Having lived with the first-generation wearable for an extended period, we have some design thoughts and improvements in mind.

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Google Pixel Watch Stories November 23

The Pixel Watch’s Sunrise and sunset complication is broken

The Pixel Watch has a good number of default complications out of the box, but the one for “Sunset and sunrise” has broken for most, if not all, users.

Google Pixel Watch Stories November 22

How to take an ECG reading with your Pixel Watch

An ECG – electrocardiogram — reading can be a vital piece of data to have on hand. With it, you get a better look into your heart health, which is invaluable. This guide will take you through using your Pixel Watch to take an ECG reading.

The first Pixel Watch app update has widely rolled out at this point, with Google last week sharing a few other community updates, including future transit card support.

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Google Pixel Watch app can store multiple eSIM profiles, but there’s no Dual SIM support

The Google Pixel Watch has its fair share of flaws, but it’s quickly become a favorite in the market for the best Android smartwatches. If you’re using an eSIM, there’s also a neat trick in the Pixel Watch app to store multiple cellular options even though there’s no Dual SIM support.

Google Pixel Watch Stories November 21

With the Pixel Watch being available to the public for more than a month now, third-party straps and bands are starting to appear on sites like Amazon for super cheap. Seeing that, I decided to go ahead and order one, expecting very little in the way of quality.

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Google Pixel Watch Stories November 18

Google’s Stretch Band is easily the most comfortable way to wear the Pixel Watch, but it comes with a few important caveats.

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2022 — and by extension 2023 — is a big year for Wear OS with Google entering the market with the Pixel Watch, but how does it stack up against the market-leading Galaxy Watch 5? Here’s everything you need to know.

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Google Pixel Watch Stories November 17

The Google Store is expected to have more deals for Black Friday than what was previewed today, and one such discount could be on the Pixel Watch. 

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Google Pixel Watch Stories November 15

Yesterday, Google announced that the Pixel Watch companion app was getting its November update. It’s not yet widely rolled out and some are reporting app crashes, while another problem sees Pixel Watch complication editing disappear.

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Pixel Watch Woven Band discounted over 25% on Amazon

Out of the gate, Google is offering a wide collection of Pixel Watch straps and Amazon is now directly discounting the Woven Band by a good margin.

Just a day after rolling out a fresh update to the Pixel Watch app with some Fitbit improvements, Google has confirmed that the Pixel Watch now supports Sleep Profiles on Fitbit Premium.

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Google Pixel Watch Stories November 14

The Pixel Watch is now just over a month old, and Google is rolling out the first update to the companion app with fixes across three areas.

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Google Pixel Watch Stories November 13

Like Android 13, several Wear OS 3 features have yet to launch as Google looks to continue the Pixel Watch’s momentum. Meanwhile, we’ve spotted other functionality that has yet to be announced for the platform.

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Google Pixel Watch Stories November 9

Google’s Crafted Leather Band for the Pixel Watch brings the refined, jewelry-like feeling of a luxury timepiece.

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The Pixel Watch is the first Wear OS smartwatch to integrate support for Fitbit, and it works fairly well on the whole. However, a bug with the Fitbit app and the Pixel Watch leaves calorie counts inaccurate, but Google is looking into it.

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Google Pixel Watch Stories November 7

The watch faces Google made for the Pixel Watch are rather nice, but existing Wear OS owners might just use their existing favorites. In doing so, some have found that watch faces not using the latest development practices don’t fully support the Pixel Watch’s always-on display (AOD). 

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Here’s how to check your ‘Active Zone Minutes’ on your Pixel Watch

As far as fitness trackers go, the Pixel Watch performs relatively well. With Fitbit’s integrated tracking, one way to keep up with activity is by recording “Active Zone Minutes.” This guide will take you through what those are and how you can keep an eye on them throughout your day.

Google Pixel Watch Stories November 4

The Pixel Watch was most people’s first introduction — $1,300 wearable aside —  to “stock” Wear OS 3, with the Fossil Gen 6 update rolling out shortly after. Now that more people have had time to use it, what do you think about Wear OS 3’s core UI and navigation? 

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Google Pixel Watch Stories November 2

Need to reset your Pixel Watch? Here’s how

No wearable is immune to bugs or issues, and while we haven’t come across any major ones on the Pixel Watch, that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. This guide will take you through resetting your Pixel Watch in a quick and painless process.

Google Pixel Watch Stories November 1

How to take a screenshot on your Pixel Watch

Believe it or not, there are countless reasons to take a screenshot on your smartwatch. This guide will take you through the process of taking a screenshot on your Pixel Watch using your phone.

Google Maps update on Wear OS breaks home & work shortcuts on Pixel Watch, Galaxy Watch

If you have a Wear OS 3 smartwatch, including the Google Pixel Watch or Samsung Galaxy Watch 5, a recent update to Google Maps appears to have broken the navigation shortcuts for home and work locations.

Google Pixel Watch Stories October 31

How to sync your Fitbit stats with Google Fit using the Health Connect app

There are countless reasons you might want to sync your Fitbit data with Android’s Google Fit. This guide will take you through using an app called Health Connect to sync both Fitbit and Google Fit.

Google Pixel Watch Stories October 30

Google officially says you can get 24 hours of battery life from the Pixel Watch’s 294 mAh battery and now provides an official breakdown of how it got to that number.

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Google Pixel Watch Stories October 29

Google’s Pixel Watch has a limited number of bands available, and while the one that ships out of the box is pretty good, there’s room for improvement on comfort. The Pixel Watch “Woven” band is an obvious choice in that regard, but it seems a bit overpriced.

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Google Pixel Watch Stories October 28

The third-party Pixel Watch band market is still sparse, making any new band bound to get some attention. Now, it looks like Ringke has a leather band to offer for the Pixel Watch, coming in at just a few dollars under Google’s official options.

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Google Pixel Watch Stories October 27

Here’s every sensor on the Pixel Watch and what each one does

Google’s Pixel Watch is a smartwatch that houses a slew of health features powered by Fitbit. With that, the Pixel Watch has a lot of sensors packed into the 41mm frame, such as a heart rate, ECG, and even a blood oxygen sensor – though the last one isn’t enabled. Here’s a list of each one and what they do for you.

Out of the box, the Pixel Watch comes equipped with an “Active Band” that takes very clear inspiration from Fitbit, for better or worse.

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It’s hard to disagree with the common sentiment that Apple’s smartwatch lineup is the top dog when we discuss wearables. Incompatibility with Android and a resurgent Wear OS headed by the Pixel Watch begs the question of just how far Google’s latest gadget stacks up against similarly new Apple Watch Series 8. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Google Pixel Watch Stories October 26

Here’s how you can save battery life on your Pixel Watch

The Pixel Watch has proven that it can make it a full day just as long as you stretch the battery pretty thin. This guide will take you through ways to save battery on your Pixel Watch so you can get as much use out of it as possible.

Google Pixel Watch Stories October 24

One of the biggest complaints with the Pixel Watch is that Google is using a proprietary band system that limits choices drastically. But Google is actually offering a way to use any third-party 20mm band with the Pixel Watch with an adapter – here’s how.

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Annoyingly you can’t charge the Pixel Watch using your phone or another Qi charger, but we have some good news. Did you know that you can use the Pixel Watch charger to top up the Pixel Buds or Pixel Buds Pro? Yes, it actually works.

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Google Pixel Watch Stories October 23

Ringke made a metal band for the Pixel Watch, and it costs half the price of Google’s

Since the release of the Pixel Watch, it’s been tough trying to find reliable third-party bands for the wearable. With that said, Ringke has finally come out with a gorgeous metal link band for the Pixel Watch.

In the broadest sense, Pixel phones are differentiated by AI and ML-powered features. The Pixel Watch — in the modern era* — is Made by Google’s third form factor with “Pixel” branding. As a first-generation device, its claim to that name is somewhat more tenuous.

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Google Pixel Watch Stories October 21

Fans of Android modding rejoice, it’s been discovered that the Pixel Watch bootloader can be unlocked, but you’ll need a special cable or very steady hands.

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The third episode of the Made by Google podcast interviews Isabelle Olsson — Senior Director, Design for Wearables, Nest, and CMF (Color, Material, and Finish) — about the design of the Pixel Watch, the glossy Nest Wifi Pro, and picking the Pixel 7 colors.

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Google Pixel Watch Stories October 20

The Pixel Watch is a first-generation wearable and some are encountering what they believe to be screen “burn-in,” but Google tells us that this is just image retention.

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It’s almost surreal that this product finally exists. The Pixel Watch is finally here as Google’s first self-branded Wear OS smartwatch, nearly a decade into the platform’s existence. Is it any good? Let’s take a look…

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Google Pixel Watch Stories October 19

Do you need Fitbit Premium on the Pixel Watch? Here’s what you get for free

Fitbit – no matter your device – has a slew of features, both free and paid for in Premium. So what does the free version of Fitbit come with, and can you get away with good tracking without paying? Here’s our breakdown of features on your Pixel Watch or Fitbit tracker.

The first teardown of the Google Pixel Watch is here and provides a look at the especially dense and circular wearable.

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How to use Bedtime mode on your Pixel Watch properly, and how it works

The Pixel Watch follows the same recipe as many smartwatches and fitness trackers before it. One of its main features is sleep tracking powered by Fitbit. With that, there’s a setting called Bedtime mode. Here’s what you need to know about Bedtime mode on the Pixel Watch.

Google Pixel Watch Stories October 17

Wear OS 3 is finally heading to users, as the platform’s reboot is now rolling out to Fossil Gen 6 smartwatches. Unfortunately, the update also removes Google Fit from Fossil’s smartwatches.

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Google Pixel Watch Stories October 16

The Pixel Watch uses a proprietary system for its bands which requires you to purchase bands from Google or its partners, at least for now. But on launch day, many Pixel Watch bands are delayed heavily or out of stock.

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Google Pixel Watch Stories October 15

The Google Pixel Watch ships with a clever connector for its bands, but the unique connector means third-party bands don’t work. At least, not officially. But Google’s “Crafted Leather” band actually opens up support for using a third-party 20mm band on the Pixel Watch.

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Google Pixel Watch Stories October 14

No, you can’t turn off the Pixel Watch’s heart rate sensor

The Pixel Watch leans heavily on Fitbit to be an appealing smartwatch and fitness device, but if you only want the former, there’s one annoying little quirk. You can’t turn off the heart rate sensor on the Pixel Watch.

The Pixel Watch is finally here, and it’s a polarizing release in more ways than one. For some users, the biggest issue seems to be with battery life, especially as the always-on display on Google’s smartwatch will quickly drain the battery. Do you use the always-on display?

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