It increasingly appears that the Google Pixel Watch may not live up to its premium pricing expectations.
We were shown Google Pixel watch in Google I / O earlier this year, but the event left us with surprisingly few details. Rumors have consistently suggested it will be a premium device, and now the price leak confirms the new Google Watch won’t be cheap, but it won’t be the most expensive wearable device either. Our friends in 9do5Google (opens in a new tab)say the source gives the watch a price of $ 399 when you add a cellular connection. From there, we can extrapolate further prices and details.
New Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 it’s also available with LTE network and the watch costs $ 329 / £ 319 / $ 599 for the smaller version or $ 359 / £ 339 / $ 649 for the larger model with a larger screen and battery. If Google introduces one size, it’s likely comparable to the larger Galaxy Watch 5 or Watch 5 Proso we can assume that Google’s Pixel Watch will cost $ 40 more.
We assume the likely asking price for the Google Pixel Watch will be $ 349. Samsung’s watch starts at $ 309 / £ 289 / $ 549 for the larger size. This would put Google between Samsung and Apple.
Analysis: how will it be so expensive?
The Apple Watch has always sold at a premium, and the current one Apple Watch 7 It starts at $ 399 / £ 369 / AU $ 599, with premium material options and watch straps that shoot that price into the stratosphere. What’s interesting is that the Pixel Watch, which Google has already shown in the photos, also has the function of the Apple Watch’s crown face. It looks like Google is using design as a hook to the premium segment of the market.
We know the new Google Watch will use Fitbit features, which has made sense since Google acquired the company at the beginning of last year. The Google Pixel Watch will only work with Android, though not only Pixel phones, of course.
We still don’t know if the watch will include a new skin thermometer sensor as described in the upcoming one Fitbit Sense 2 and probably next Apple 8. Samsung watch has a sensor for a feature in the Galaxy Watch 5 but inexplicably not active yet.
We expect the Google Pixel Watch to finally make its debut this fall with a new one Pixel 7which was also announced on Google I / O. We don’t have a specific date yet, but rumors indicate that event at the end of September or october. You can read everything we know about Google Pixel 7 on our home page.