Following images from real life yesterday, the person currently in possession of a Pixel Watch is doing a sort of Reddit AMA (ask me something) about Google’s portable leak and reveals several practical details, such as the size.
With the physical hardware now heavily leaked, curiosity is now turning to the UI experience and what Google’s version of Wear OS 3 looks like. The only software image we have from the leak is the “G” home screen. The picture was taken “a few weeks” ago and the Pixel Watch is now completely dead.
Reddit user tagtech414 tried “2 qi chargers and Power Share from Samsung Fold 3” as well as a Pixel 6 to bring it back to life, but “the charger detects it for a moment but then stops.” Since it would be strange for the Pixel Watch not to support the battery sharing capabilities found on Pixel phones, Google may have just limited the charging of this prototype to specific internal power sources.
On the hardware front, this AMA reveals that the Pixel Watch is “approximately 1/2” thick and 1 1/2 “in diameter. It is approximately 12.7 mm and 38.1 mm, respectively. We should get the exact Pixel Watch size right fast, as Redditor intends to measure the leak with digital calibers.
By comparison, the 40mm Galaxy Watch 4 is 40.4 x 39.3 x 9.8mm excluding the health sensor, while the Apple Watch Series 7 has a depth of 10.7mm.
On the back you see (Latin) text on the perimeter that seems to act as a placeholder during the prototype phase.
The bulbous back is said to be “very rounded so there is less contact with the wrist”, while u / tagtech414 attributes a “very premium” feel to the Pixel Watch. They also compared the lower hood-shaped crown and the button above it to the Apple Watch, saying it “feels identical.”
There is one rather large flat button above the crown, and the crown clicks in. A good close, low travel click. Very similar to the Apple Watch.
Meanwhile, there is a button where the strap is connected that appears to catch and lock the strap in.
Yup! They push in and there appears to be a small lip under each button so the straps need to catch and lock. I will test when I get the tapes.
There is also a new image of the speaker grille on the left side with another hole over it for the microphone (or altimeter). Another leaked image is somewhat useful for determining the boundaries of the screen and how thick the Pixel Watch frames are. It does not seem to be too drastic.
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