This announcement comes on the heels of their recent partnership with Samsung, which saw the company totally overhauling the WearOS experience to make it competitive with Apple's popular WatchOS. Now, as the launch of this first-ever Google-made smartwatch is just around the corner, new leaks are giving us a glimpse into what the watch and its OS will actually look like.
Leaks that were posted on Twitter and showcased a whole host of new Watch face and strap designs, along with lots of colour options to pick from. The watch faces range from minimalist three-hand designs with a heart-rate indicator to semi-digital analogue looks that add in hour indicators and smaller inner circles for additional information. There are even completely digital options with large text/numbered time displays, some of which also feature unique landscape backgrounds.
Rumours suggest that there will be over a hundred such watch faces available at launch, each of which comes in a variety of colour iterations to match the corresponding bands and straps. While we don't know the exact number of options you will be able to pick from, the leaked images do show at least three types of strap options coming our way.
The first is the silicone straps, which will come in black, grey, white and green colours. The second is the leather variants, which will feature black, orange, green and white options. And finally, a couple of fabric options in red, black and green colours.
Some leaked images even showcased the watch being used in tandem with the Fitbit android app, which will be used to log in all your health and fitness statistics. If these leaks are any indication, it seems like Google is planning to offer a whole plethora of style and functionality options to users who were looking for a definitive Android smartwatch experience. One that will be finally available when the Pixel Watch gets launched this week.