Discover the Pixel Watch, Google's first smartwatch
After smartphones, laptops or headphones, Google on Wednesday added a smartwatch to its Pixel product lineup as part of a strategy to make its services accessible at all times across multiple devices.
The Alphabet subsidiary had already developed operating software for other brands' smartwatches, but this time it designed and manufactured its own object.
The watch, dubbed "Pixel Watch," was unveiled at Google's annual developer conference in California, where the group also showed off a new tablet, showed off a new version of its earphones, and showed off a more affordable model of its smartphone. .
With artificial intelligence, the cloud and computer chips developed for the occasion, it is intended that the devices in the Pixel range can be easily coordinated, explained the head of Google devices and services, Rich Osterloh.
"All of these objects work together according to our view of environmental computing," he explained during a press briefing.
Google's smartwatch will launch in the fall.
It will integrate applications related to the health of the Fitbit smartwatch, a brand of online objects specialized in fitness. Google had announced its acquisition for 2.1 billion dollars in 2019 with the aim of better competing with the Apple watch, an operation that ended in 2021.
Pixel Watch will be able to sync with other devices using Android operating software or may have its own Internet connection.
The group will also bring to market in the coming months a new version of its smartphone, the Pixel 7, with prices and features yet to be detailed.
A smaller version of the Pixel 6 introduced last year, the Pixel 6a, will be available on July 28 for $449, along with the new Pixel Buds Pro, equipped with active ambient noise cancellation, for $199.
Google is also working on a new tablet that should launch next year, the group believes that the large-screen wearable segment remains interesting despite declining demand.
If the operating software developed by Google, Android, allows the vast majority of smartphones in the world to operate, the products manufactured by the group itself are struggling to gain market share.