Report: Google Pixel Watch to Rival Apple Watch 7 in Price and Performance

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A new report out of 9to5Google suggests that the forthcoming Google Pixel Watch could have a rather affordable price point in comparison to its Apple-made contender.

Sources note that the Google Pixel Watch price could be as low as $399 for the LTE version. 9to5Google sources, however, do not point out the Bluetooth/WiFi Google Pixel Watch price, but given alternatives, like Samsung’s Bluetooth Galaxy Watch which costs $199, it’s safe to assume Google will be pricing its lighter Pixel Watch variant in that same ballpark.

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Apple on the other hand is as always betting a big with its own products, pricing its Apple Watch 7 series LTE models at $499 and the Bluetooth/WiFi variants at $399. Of course, this option won’t be the best smartwatch for Google Pixel phones, but those already locked into the Apple ecosystem typically aren’t budging.

The tech giant will soon be debuting even beefier wearables in the form of the Apple Watch Series 8, intended to debut sometime in September around the launch of the iPhone 14. This upgraded line of wearables from Apple is sure to be even more expensive than its predecessor, making the Google Pixel Watch a major adversary in terms of available pricing.

Google has already conveyed several specs underpinning its smartwatch, including Fitbit connectivity, fitness sensors, and more. Additional rumors also note that the Pixel Watch will leverage 32GB of onboard storage alongside 1.5GB of RAM and a 300 mAh battery pack, which will require daily charging.

Google promised amid its Google I/O event in May that the Pixel Watch release date is still on for Fall 2022. The firm aims to launch its new wearables technology alongside other products, like the Google Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 7 phones, as well as purportedly even its Pixel Buds Pro audio device.

One reliable leak via FrontPageTech’s Jon Prosser suggests that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro announcement could be as soon as October 13, but it’s unclear how solid this intel is.

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