It seems that the launch of the first Google Pixel Watch is right around the corner as in the past few weeks we have seen numerous leaks hinting towards it. Rumours around the first smartwatch from Google have been in circulation for years now but a new report suggests that the tech giant has finalised on the Google Pixel name and we may soon see the smartwatch. As per a patent document discovered by 9to5Google, Google has filed an application to get the phrase “Pixel Watch” trademarked.
Till now, the rumoured Google smartwatch was known by its internal codename ‘Rohan’. According to the latest tweet by tipster Evan Blass, the launch of Pixel Rohan is imminent. Although the tipster has not revealed any specific timeline for the launch, another tipster Jon Prosser last month claimed that the company may launch the device at Google I/O 2022. The annual conference is scheduled to be held on May 11-12.
If previous reports are to be believed, the upcoming Google Pixel Watch will come with a next gen Google Assistant and be powered with a Samsung Exynos chipset. The next-gen Assistant is said to be designed to process your speech directly on your device rather than via Google’s servers. Apart from this, the smartwatch is also said to get key health and fitness tracking features such as step counter, calories counter, heart rate monitor, SpO2 measurement and others.
It is also rumoured that the company may launch the smartwatch along with Google Pixel 6a smartphone. Google Pixel 6a is said to feature a 6.2-inch OLED display with a centered hole-punch cutout. It is also rumoured to have an under-display fingerprint reader. Under the hood, the device is said to be powered by the same Google Tensor GS101 chip as the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones.