The latest leak of Google’s upcoming Pixel Watch shows a familiar design

We’re heard rumors about Google’s Pixel Watch for years now, but it finally looks like the pieces for the project are finally falling into place. An alleged rendition of the device shared by Evan Blass at 91 Mobile is in line with previous leaks and rumors, and shows a device with a well-known circular design, physical crown and Fitbit integration.

Of course, there is also a lack of rendering. The image does not include the watch’s ears (which would show how the strap will connect to the face) or give any idea of ​​its overall structure. However, if the image looks a little funny, it might be because of the watch’s rumor-free design (also seen in mock-up renderings shared last year by Jon Prosser).

Interestingly enough, though, we are have seen a smartwatch design that looks like this from Google before: LG Watch Style, which LG designed in collaboration with the tech giant and released in 2017 to show Android Wear 2.0. It has the same simplicity of lines and crown placement – although of course we hope for a much slimmer look five years later.

Do you look familiar? LG Watch Style from 2017.
Photo: The Verge / James Bareham

As my colleague Victoria Song argued in a recent piece, 2022 looks like the year Google will make another big push for wearables. The company has been investing in the smartwatch area for years, buying Fitbit and parts of Fossil in 2019 and leaking Android Wear updates out, but it has been slow in motion and decisively outmaneuvered by Apple.

We hope Google will unveil the Pixel Watch at next month’s I / O Developer Conference, but as Song notes, there are still plenty of questions to answer: “Will the Pixel Watch primarily focus on fitness and wellness, or will it also incorporate more smart? features like LTE connectivity? Will this work equally well with all Android phones, or will it prioritize Google’s own Pixel ecosystem? What about iOS? ” keep up The edge to find out more.