What you need to know
- Recent leaks have shown us what the alleged Pixel Watch might look like when it launches.
- We asked our readers what they think of the Pixel Watch design and whether they would buy one if this design was final.
- More than half of the answers say it depends on the specifications and the price.
- Of the votes, 26% say they would like to buy one now.
It has been an exciting week after the first live images of the alleged Pixel Watch. The device has appeared in more than a few images, first with the tapes off and later with them on, giving us a good idea of what we can look forward to when Google finally launches the damn thing.
This week, we asked our readers if they would buy the Pixel Watch if this was the final design. Of the responses, 51% say it depends on the device’s specifications and price, which makes sense. We do not know much, but a recent rumor puts the device in the range of $ 300 to $ 400, which would set it up against some of the best Android smartwatches. This could indicate that higher specifications are in the cards for the Pixel Watch, but of course we will have to wait and see.
26% of readers were a little more excited and said they would buy the watch now if they could. However, 21% were not interested.
Benjamin Jagun on Facebook says it definitely depends on the specifications. Otherwise, they may consider other smartwatches.
“For me, it depends on the specs, the only other Smartwatches I would consider are Garmin and Fitbit along with the Apple Watch, but I have to be honest, the Pixel Watch is what I’m most interested in.”
Alex Lawson on Twitter agrees that specifications are important, especially battery life.
“If you can leave the sensors on and get more than 24 hours of battery life, I’m totally for it.”
Given that Google has promised better efficiency and battery life with Wear OS 3, it seems likely that this could be the case. In our tests, the Galaxy Watch 4 can last more than a day on a single charge, and some devices like the TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra can last a few days even with Wear OS 2.x.
The leaked Pixel Watch was probably a prototype, and although it’s unclear whether the leak was intentional or not, it certainly got us talking, even though Google is not. Unfortunately, the charger was not included, so we may not have an idea about the watch experience, specifications or anything else before it launches, probably on Google I / O. We will definitely watch.