It looks increasingly likely that the Google Pixel Watch will fall short of its premium price expectations.
We were shown Google Pixel Watch at the Google I/O earlier this year, but the event left us surprisingly clear on the details. Rumors have consistently suggested this would be a premium device, and now a price leak confirms that Google’s new watch won’t be cheap, but it won’t be the most expensive wearable either. our friends in 9to5Google (opens in new tab)let’s say a font gives the watch a price of $399 when you add a cellular connection. From there, we can extrapolate additional pricing and details.
The new Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 it’s also available with LTE networking, and that watch is priced at $329 / £319 / AU$599 for the smaller version or $359 / £339 / AU$649 for a larger model with a bigger screen and battery. If Google is releasing a size, it’s likely comparable to the larger Galaxy Watch 5 or the watch 5 proso we can assume Google’s Pixel Watch will cost $40 more.
We think a likely starting price for Google’s Pixel Watch would be $349. Samsung’s watch starts at $309 / £289 / AU$549 for the larger size. That would put Google squarely between Samsung and Apple.
Analysis: How will it be so expensive?
The Apple Watch has always been sold at a premium price, and the current Apple Watch 7 starts at $399 / £369 / AU$599, with premium material choices and watch straps that shoot that price into the stratosphere. Interestingly, the Pixel Watch, which Google has already shown in photos, also shares the Apple Watch’s crown dial feature. Google appears to be using the design as a hook for the premium segment of the market.
We know that Google’s new watch will use Fitbit features, which makes sense as Google acquired the company beginning of last year. The Google Pixel Watch will only work with Android, though of course not just Pixel phones.
We still don’t know if the watch will include a new skin thermometer sensor, as featured in the upcoming Fitbit Sense 2 and possibly the next Apple Watch 8. Samsung have a sensor for the feature on the Galaxy Watch 5, but inexplicably not yet active.
We expect the Google Pixel Watch to finally make its debut this fall alongside the new pixel 7, which was also announced at Google I/O. We don’t have a specific timeframe yet, but rumors point to an event at the end of September or October. You can read everything we know about the Google Pixel 7 on our main page.