The story of the Pixel Watch dates back years, yet I’m not sure Google has ever officially acknowledged that one was ever on the way. While we know that LG made some watches that might have been Google-branded a while back, those watches turned out to not be very good and Google took the blame. Today, we are seeing reports that a Pixel Watch was about to be launched.
The following is a trademark filing that was filed earlier in the week and accepted today, Google has secured “PIXEL WATCH” for use as a term that will “cover the categories of smartwatches; cases adapted for holding smartwatches; wearable computers in the nature of smartwatches; smartwatch straps; smartwatch bands.” Yeah, I think they are making a Pixel Watch, guys.
Here’s a look at the filing.
What more do we know about the Pixel Watch? It could look like this. We know the codename is “Rohan” and that retailers have started slipping up by listing it as an upcoming device. We’ve seen files hinting at its existence in builds of Wear OS. These could be the watch faces you’ll find on it out of the box.
Google I/O will be so close that it would be a perfect time for Google’s first watch to be discussed. Or maybe they won’t and we’ll have to wait until the Pixel 7 launch this fall. Let’s hope it’s sooner than that.