Three types of Google’s Pixel Watch have received clearance from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, bringing the smartwatch one step closer to being released today (SIG).
In the past few weeks, especially as pre-release units have entered a select few hands, we have learned a lot about Google’s first Wear OS device. Now that the fitness sensors and watchband have been revealed, we have a clearer picture of how the Pixel Watch will look. Its own design is reminiscent of a York Peppermint Patty.
The Pixel Watch’s software, internal technology, and release date are the main unanswered questions at this point. On the latter front, each device must pass a number of regulatory requirements before it can be sold anyplace in the world. One of these actions was conducted last week when Google submitted a trademark application for the term “Pixel Watch.”
Google’s most recent move is to ask the Bluetooth SIG for certification so that the Pixel Watch can use Bluetooth communication. We understand a little bit more about the wristwatch thanks to an new listing that was published late on Tuesday night, claiming that the Pixel Watch has now received that approval.
For starters, the Pixel Watch RWD5.211104.001 has a software version number stated. It’s interesting to note that the most recent Wear OS 3 emulator uses a version starting with RWD7, which is a few releases behind what is currently accessible to developers through Android Studio. That being said, it’s unlikely that Google will release the Pixel Watch with software that is months old, and this was probably only used for certification.
The Pixel Watch model numbers that are listed on the Bluetooth listing provide the more crucial information. There are actually three different Pixel Watch models, GWT9R, GBZ4S, and GQF4C, rather than just one.
We can only conjecture about the differences between these three models because there is currently no hard proof. Our leading hypothesis is that due to the various cellular bands required, Google may provide a distinct model in various parts of the world rather than offering many models side by side in stores. It makes sense for the Pixel Watch to do this as it has become standard procedure for Google’s Pixel phones in previous years.
Once the wristwatch reaches its next regulatory stop, the FCC, we should learn more about the variations between these Pixel Watch variants. Each particular model will often receive its own independent listing there, enabling us to observe the relationship and size discrepancies, if any.
The Pixel Watch is getting closer to being released, which is still extremely thrilling to watch. There are only two weeks left until Google I/O, a developer-focused event that has previously functioned as a hardware debut. Things could be picking up speed for the much anticipated wristwatch.
u/tagtech414 is the header picture.
FTC: We employ income-generating auto affiliate connections. MORE ON PIXEL WATCH. More.
Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news: