New Delhi: Since 2014, Google has been developing its own Wear OS software platform. However, the company has never sold a Google-branded smartwatch with the Wear OS software. Over the years, there have been rumours of a smartwatch with Pixel, a brand of consumer electronic devices developed by Google. The much-awaited and long-rumoured Google Pixel Watch may finally launch in 2022, according to a new report.
The Pixel Watch Has The Codename ‘Rohan‘
Google plans to release a smartwatch under the codename Rohan, and is currently working on it, according to Business Insider, via The Verge. The tech giant is expected to run the latest version of Wear OS, equipped with a circular design called “no physical bezel”, along with health and fitness tracking. Samsung produces its Galaxy Watch series in multiple sizes, but it is not known whether Google too will release its Pixel Watch in multiple sizes, the report said.
The watch will reportedly require daily charging, like some other Wear OS smartwatches. It supposedly uses proprietary bands on its watches like Apple. However, companies like Fossil, Samsung and Mobvoi use standard bands on their watches, which give the watches thousands of affordable options for replacement bands.
Google had earlier confirmed in August 2018, that it will not release a Pixel Watch that year. A report had claimed in 2019 that the watches had been cancelled.
A video about the Pixel Watch, recently published by Front Page Tech, mentions the same ‘Rohan’ codename. It is not known, however, whether the render images depicted in the video are the same as Google’s current hardware design.