Google will release smart watches

Google has started working on a smartwatch based on Fitbit

Google may release its first smartwatch in 2022. This is reported by the edition of Business Insider.

Sources said that the company's specialists have begun work on a smart watch. The device will be released under the Pixel brand, the codename of the device is Rohan. It is reported that the device will receive a round display-dial, branded interchangeable straps and Wear OS as the operating system.

The first Google smart watches will receive a heart rate sensor, software for tracking user activity, a set of workouts, daily autonomy. The announcement of the gadget may take place before the end of 2022.

Insiders noted that the development of smartwatches became possible after Google acquired Fitbit in 2021, which produces wearable accessories for fitness and health. At the same time, the device created by the company will be more expensive than Fitbit smart watches and will be positioned as a competitor to the Apple Watch. According to sources, the new watch will prove to be a kind of Pixel smartphone in the world of wearable accessories – the fitness gadget will showcase the cutting-edge Wear OS developments and stimulate the smartwatch market.

In the summer, it was reported that Google is working on the first foldable Pixel smartphone Fold. In November, sources said that the company abandoned the idea of ​​releasing such a device due to high competition in the market.