Thursday’s Made by Google event will showcase more than the new Pixel phones and the Pixel Watch. Google also said the new Nest products would be features, although it appears Google announced the devices a few days earlier.
Specifically, the Nest smart home products announced this week include the Google Nest Wifi Pro (pictured above), the second-generation Nest doorbell and a revamped Google Home app. Chief Editor Mike Prospero is particularly happy with the changes to Google Home, as they will add the ability for smart home devices to turn on or off based on the status of another device. This should make Google’s smart home platform more comparable to what Apple and Amazon offer.
As for Google’s new router, here are some reasons to buy and skip the Google Nest Wifi Pro.
One thing we know will be different between the Google Pixel Watch and the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 is the bands. Google uses a proprietary login system for its bands that can throw loop carriers first.
Fortunately, the default active bands leaked before the expected Pixel Watch, so we know how they work. It should be pretty easy once you get the hang of it, but it definitely seems like a different approach to what we’ve seen on other smartwatches.
Sure, leaks are all well and good, but what we really want to know is if the Pixel Watch is the best smart watch the low. Especially for Android users, who already have great options in the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.
Luckily we thought the same and put the The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 versus the Google Pixel Watch. Read on to see whether or not we think the Pixel Watch may be one of the best Wear OS devices to debut.
One of the best things about smartwatches is that they allow for tons of customizations. And that should be true for the Google Pixel Watch, with reliable OnLeaks tipster showing range of faces the Pixel Watch will supportas well as a mix of straps.
These wristbands range from solid color silicone and leather versions to a woven wristband form and what looks like a more durable wristband set for outdoor use. As for the colors, they’re all a bit more subdued than we’d expect from Google, with only the green and red fabric options offering a more playful look.
Alright, let’s talk Pixel Watch. If you’ve wondered what this might look like outside of glamorous Google renders and lifestyle images, then take a look at some of these images from an early Google Pixel Watch unboxing video.
Although the design looks pleasantly minimal, you can see the chunky display bezels, which may be off-putting to some. I (Roland Moore-Colyer) am still open to the design, which looks a bit like an Apple Watch crossed with a Galaxy Watch 5. I would need to try one out before I was convinced to walk away from the smartwatch of Cupertino.
If you decide you’re not into Google’s October event for the Pixel 7 phones, but are instead waiting for the Pixel Watch, then you might be interested in this awesome Pixel 6 deal we found.
You can currently enter the Google Pixel 6 (128GB) for $199 at Best Buy (opens in a new tab), which is a hell of a drop from the original price of $599. Obviously Best Buy is making way for new Google phones, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting the Pixel 6, which is one of our picks for the best android phone.
If you’re excited about the Google Pixel 7 Pro, with its polished design and smart chip, then you might want to pre-order it.
Especially since it comes with one killer freebie per order in the form of the Pixel Watch, at least according to the tech tipster. Roland Quandt (opens in a new tab)which also says that this pre-order bonus will also apply to the Pixel 7.
When it comes to specs, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro might feel disappointing, being just iterative upgrades over the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. But standard phone specs aren’t the full story here..
Rather, it’s the Tensor G2 chip, which could offer a big improvement in smart capabilities over the first-generation Tensor chip. It could mean we’re getting even better magic eraser, as well as a mix of smart new features. This will probably be the main focus of the Google event.
One of the biggest leaks we got in the lead up to October’s Google event is a specs dump for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. These are as previously speculated and expected, especially with cameras including a 50MP main, 12MP ultrawide and 10.8MP selfie camera on both phones, with the Pixel 7 Pro also getting a 10.8MP telephoto camera. 48MP.
What is improved are the zoom levels that these cameras can achieve. According to the spec sheet, you can now get up to 8x Super Res Zoom (using the main camera) on the Pixel 7, compared to 7x on the Google Pixel 6. Meanwhile, the Pixel 7 Pro improves the Pixel 6 Pro4x optical zoom when switching to 5x zoom, with a maximum magnification of 30x when combining optical zoom and digital zoom.
Check out a screenshot of the leaked specs below.
Let’s start things off with a new one Google Pixel Watch leak. This one comes courtesy of late-breaking serial leaker Roland Quandt, who appears to have got his hands on some marketing material for the Pixel Watch.
These new images seem to reveal how the Google Pixel Watch has comically large bezels. This goes against a previous video from Google which showed the smartwatch with what appears to be more screen real estate. This may be a little disappointing for some, who may have been hoping for a nearly bezel-less display to challenge the tastes of the Apple Watch 8. But we need to get our hands on the Pixel Watch first before jumping to any conclusions about whether the chunky bezels are a terrible mistake or just complement the rounded design of the watch.