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Google Pixel Watch Comprehensive Review

By Ramsha Umer - Oct 25, 2022

The time has arrived when Google has finally launched its first smart wearable packed with fantastic integration. The smartwatch could be considered an ideal purchase since the company intended to launch the Google Pixel Watch with its applications and exemplary services.

With a groovy tagline; What matters most, right on your wrist, the company combines to form a competitive device to prevail in the tech market. Even before its first look at the Google launch event, countless news and rumors were swirling everywhere about the specs, pricing, fitness features, and whatnot regarding the wearable’s uniqueness.

Here is a detailed review of the highly anticipated smartwatch to let you know the answer to a frequently-asked question, is it an exceptional smartwatch for android fans?

Google Pixel Watch Comprehensive Review

Google Pixel Watch: Specs in a Nutshell


  • Price: $349 (Wi-Fi only), $399 (LTE)

  • Display: 450 x 450- pixel OLED, with always-on display, 1,000-nits maximum brightness.

  • Weight: 1.3 ounces (36 grams)

  • Case Size: 41 millimeters

  • Case Thickness: 12.3mm

  • Battery Life: 24 hours (on average)

  • Connectivity: GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.3, 4G LTE cellular

  • Ram: 2GB

  • Storage: 32GB

  • Processor: Exynos 9110 10nm

  • Operating System: Wear OS 3.5 (Android 11)

  • Compatibility: Android 8.0 or higher

  • Water resistance: 50 meters (5 ATM)

  • Case Colors: Matte Black, Silver, Rose Gold

  • Band Colors: Black, Gray, White, Hazel

Pros and Cons:

Pros:


  • Sleek elegant design

  • Comfortable wearable bands

  • Latest Wear OS 3.5 version

  • Heart rate level examine

  • Fitness tracking through Fitbit

  • Efficient Google Assistant

Cons:


  • Battery life doesn’t live up to expectations

  • Unattractive Bezels

  • Readability affects from the rounded screen

  • Room for improvement

  • Unreliable GPS results

Google Pixel Watch Comprehensive Review

Compatibility with other Smartphones:

The multi-national company claims that its wearable, OS3 lets you effortlessly connect with your health, your beloved people, and the world around you. The wearable can be compatible with not just Google phones, but any smartphone with Android 8.0 or other advanced versions. Hence, it is not mandatory to have a google smartphone to enjoy the multiple exciting features of the premium product. A specific feature is introduced as a perk for its phone holders, which allows the user to operate the Pixel watch as a remote control for the camera.

Nonetheless, whether there is an iPhone 14 Pro Max or any other iPhone, the Pixel smartwatch definitely cannot be used with Apple products. Likewise, Apple wearables cannot work in compliance with Android phones, regardless of the version. Even though the most advanced Apple Watch Ultra isn't also compatible with any latest android smartphone. But now Google has introduced the Pixel Watch as the finest-quality smartwatch replacement for Android users.

Minimalist and Most Elegant Sleek Design:

The brighter always-on display look is seemingly inspired by the Apple Watch, from the curved glass to the digital crown but with a circular face. Being the big name, Google entered to compete in the watch market with a pleasingly minimalistic approach to the smartwatch's overall appearance. Unlike the famous flat display screen smartwatch designs, this one has a moderate dome structure at the top and back. This dome on the back makes sure that the skin keeps in contact with the watch to detect the heart rate. The design is less complicated than the other prevailing Android smartwatch brands like Samsung or Fossils.
The graceful smartwatch design also has an extensive resemblance regarding its sleek body to Google smartphones Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 7 Pro. Hence, simplicity is creating hype for the newly launched pixel watch.

Google Pixel Watch comes with a 41millimeter case which is somewhat a compact size than the big fancy smartwatches in the market. Nevertheless, it has the same smaller size as the Apple Watch Series 8.

Pixel watch, like many other prevailing smartwatches, has a crown and a wide button at the right side of the case that allow you to scroll down through all the device's functions. A user gets a microphone and a speaker in the pixel watch. The smartwatch backside has numerous sensors as other smartwatch features. The circular-shaped wearable is greatly admired by countless consumers. But a handful of users found it strenuous to read and benefit from multiple features with a rounded screen.

The last, but certainly not the least element of the attractive smartwatch design is its bands. The company offers many stylish bands and each band has a different way to tuck in the case. One needs to do quite a practice to connect and remove them. The bands are made of silicon material and look like the Apple Watch Sport Band with the same pin and tuck-in method.

Google Pixel Watch Comprehensive Review

Fitbit Fitness Tracking Features:

Google Pixel Watch is the first-ever device to have health and wellness features. The company includes 06-months of subscriptions to FitBit Premium so a consumer can fully utilize the fitness functions. It’s easy to track your fitness, with the smart wearable on your wrist. As stated above, the back side of the watch is also curved. It is of a dome shape to ensure the fitness sensors are in contact with the skin of your wrist. It has the most accurate heart rate, and blood-oxygen detection sensors and has a default function of monitoring after every second. This accuracy strokes hard on the battery life of the smartwatch.

However, the Pixel watch doesn’t have automatic workout detection while FitBit offers this feature to many of its integrated smart wearables.

Underwhelming Battery Life:

The widely discussed shortcoming is its underwhelming battery hours. It needs everyday charging that goes up to 24 hours with one-time charging. This smartwatch can be used for a maximum of two days, only when the always-on display is turned off. Another dominant battery-draining aspect is its sleep-tracking which drains up to 20% 0f the battery. On the contrary, the predominant smartwatches with fitness features stay up for weeks.

Is it an Exceptional Android Smartwatch?

The Google Pixel Smartwatch is a decent and excellent device with several qualities to survive in the extensive smartwatch market. It is a budget-friendly option in comparison with the Apple Watch Ultra. Even though the wearable has received tons of positive feedback from smartwatch users. But some inadequacies of the watch leave room for improvement. If the authorities come up with solutions for the lacking updates, this certainly will turn into an exceptional purchase among the rest. As of now, no indication is shared from the company about any upgrade of the wearable.

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Ramsha Umer

Ramsha is a tech writer and a blogger with a degree of Masters in English Literature. A passionate writer who loves to weave words to produce engaging content about technology, books, lifestyle, and fashion. She is a reader by heart so whenever she isn’t writing, you can find her reading her favorite books.