The most recent arrow pointed at Apple is the Google Pixel Watch. This first smartwatch from Google was created specifically for the Pixel line-up.
The Pixel Watch is powered by Wear OS and works with any Android phone running version 8.0 or higher in addition to the Pixel line of smartphones. The watch also has a ton of sensors, including a blood oxygen sensor, an optical heart sensor, and of course all the location sensors like a compass, altimeter, and gyroscope, that would put the Apple Watches to shame.
The watch also features Fitbit health measures, such as heart rate monitoring and statistics like a Sleep Score. The aluminum case that houses the AMOLED Gorilla Glass display is said to be 80% recyclable by Google and has always-on capabilities. According to Google, the Watch’s battery can last up to 24 hours and charges completely in roughly 80 minutes.
The Pixel watch costs $349.99 for Wi-Fi-only devices and $399.99 for models with 4G LTE connection, depending on the model. On October 13, both watch models will be accessible. Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro prices start at $599 and $899, respectively. Both phones go up for pre-order today and hit shop shelves the following week.