Google showed us what the Pixel Watch looks to be at the I/O conference, but a full reveal will be later this year. Thanks to leaks and rumors, we have an idea of what to expect and now more details are known about the watch’s charger.
reports that three models (GQF4C, GBZ4S and GWT9R) previously approved by Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), as well as another identifier (G943M) have been found in FCC filings.
The GQF4C only offers Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, while GBZ4S and GWT9R also support mobile LTE connectivity.
The listings also revealed that Taiwan-based Compal Electronics, which also makes Apple smartwatches, will manufacture the watch and the USB-C charging cable. This means that you can use your phone to charge the watch. The Battery Share reverse wireless charging feature is also likely to be an option on Pixel 5 and later models.
According to previous reports, the Pixel Watch will be a 300mAh battery. The wearable will apparently be powered by the four-year-old Samsung Exynos 9110 chip, but this shouldn’t be a cause for concern as rumors say it will be accompanied by a co-processor and will probably also have more RAM and more storage than any other Wear OS watch, which should help speed things up.
The Pixel Watch has a round, dome-shaped design and features a tactile crown and a side button for navigation. It will run an improved version of Wear OS 3 with a revamped interface and will also offer some Fitbit features. It’s an Android-only smartwatch, which means it won’t work with the iPhone.
Google has said it will be a premium priced product, but the details are unknown. More details will be revealed in the fall, when it will soon be unveiled alongside the Pixel 7.