Real-world photographs of the Google Pixel Watch have leaked today, after the release of the first nearly finished image earlier this week.
Someone who discovered what appears to be a Pixel Watch prototype after it was allegedly left and discovered at a restaurant in the United States provided these actual photos taken on top of a Galaxy Tab S7 or S8 to Android Central . This is quite similar to the incident where an iPhone 4 prototype was misplaced at a bar and shared by Gizmodo . That happened 12 years, 4 days ago (in a sign that time is a circle.) Another incident involved a Pixel 3 XL being left in a vehicle’s trunk (Lyft).
When viewed head-on, the photographs display a very svelte Pixel Watch that is consistent with earlier disclosures. Although the display is curved all the way to the edge, one of the angled pictures shows the metal underbelly. The wearable is shown in just one image, which is the boot screen, which features a white G against a black background. As a result, we are unable to determine the display’s entire size and the bezel’s thickness.
There is a pill-shaped button above the crown of the new Pixel Watch, the name of which was confirmed by a trademark filing yesterday. That set up perfectly matches the Wear OS 3 UI mockups from Google I/O 2021. Double-pressing that top button ought to allow you to rapidly return to the previous app you were using.
When gazing at the wearable directly, it is scarcely perceptible and lies flush against the case. A hole for the microphone or altimeter can be found below the silver crown, which is in fact bottom cap-shaped (for stair count tracking).
An elongated pill with four square perforations arranged horizontally defines the extremely bulbous rear. Presumably, they are for the heart-rate sensor and other health-related features. When viewed from a distance, the two halves imply an electrocardiogram (ECG) capacity.
We get a clear view of the watch band mechanism, which is presumably designed for quick strap switching and seems to be proprietary in nature. This is an infinity band with a loop or loops and peg design, in Fitbit lingo.
What appears to be a diagnostic port at the top is reminiscent of the Apple Watch in design. This might only be present on prototype devices and in any case won’t be user-facing or accessible.
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