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The Google Pixel Watch is an elegant smartwatch with a smooth, domed, circular design and unique band connection system. It is not going to challenge the Apple Watch Ultra or Galaxy Watch 5 Pro for those rugged outdoor adventures, but it will serve as the best Fitbit wearable and the best Google smartwatch for most Android smartphone users.
While there is a large Gorilla Glass 5 display, the watch is made with 80% recycled stainless steel and has a 5 atm water resistance rating. The 320ppi AMOLED display with up to 1,000 nits of brightness should be great for outdoor use, and the always-on feature is just as practical. Testing will show if the 294mAh battery is adequate for a full day of use.
From Google we have Google Wallet, Maps, Assistant, Home, Photos, YouTube Music Premium (three months free included), and all of the third-party apps supported by Wear OS. Fitbit enhances the experience by providing Daily Readiness Score, Active Zone Minutes, ECG, Sleep Score, and Fitbit Premium (six months free included).
The recent Fitbit Sense 2 with its Tiles and updated Fitbit application interface gave us an advance peek at the latest UI of the Google Pixel Watch. The Pixel Watch does not have the Sense 2's electrodermal activity (EDA) feature, but the Pixel Watch does support optical heart rate and blood oxygen measurements.
The Pixel Watch will be available in one size, 41mm diameter, starting at $349.99, and $399.99 for the model with integrated cellular support. Emergency SOS and fall detection will be coming later this year.