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Google confirms no Pixel Watch this year

03 September 2018 0

Google has confirmed during an interview that there is no Pixel watch slated to release in 2018. Over the past few months, there have been rumours that a new Pixel Watch will be launched along with its flagship devices. However now the company has laid rest to all the rumours.

A number of fans will be disappointed by the rumours. Over the past few months, it was believed that Google may launch its own competitor to the Apple Watch. Rumours had hinted that the new product will be named the Google "Pixel" watch and will be sold as a compliment to the existing Pixel phone.

The Pixel watch was expected to showcase the best of the company's WearOS software. Right now, Google relies on hardware makers like Michael Kors, Fossil, and Tag Heuer to make the physical watches.

Google says, for now, it plans to build software for wearables rather than building hardware. The software giant has also released the newest version of WearOS at the IFA 2018 event. Google has also been working on its voice-controlled assistant, Google Assistant.

The assistant offers relevant information like a profile for each user based on things like calendar, location, email, and other data from Google services. The latest update emphasises on Google Fit, so users can track their movement and heart rate throughout the day, by simply swiping on the right. The new menu is similar to the Activity app on the Apple Watch.

“Our Google Pixel line of phones is the best experience and Google’s take on it, so I imagine we would focus heavily on the [Google] Assistant to integrate AI and machine learning into the device, which is Google’s forte,” said Miles Barr, Google's director of engineering for Wear OS.


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