We now take a look at what the leaked Pixel Watch looks like when strapped to someone’s wrist, courtesy of Reddit user tagtech414, who is previously shared alleged images from Google’s unannounced wearable (about 9to5Google). In the previous images, we could only see the small computer puck itself, not attached to a strap. While tagtech414 doesn’t seem to have successfully launched the device just yet, they have given us a better idea of what it might be like to actually wear it.
Corresponding Tagtech’s Reddit post, the strap is “a little fiddly to put on the first time,” but the connection feels solid once it’s there. Based on the pictures and Tagtech’s description of a strap that is “a soft silicone with good flex and doesn’t seem to show fingerprints/oil too much”, it sounds similar to an Apple Watch sport band, just a little narrower. The Redditor says Google’s band is 20mm wide, compared to at least 22mm on Apple’s version. In terms of appearance, it is almost identical to the strap on a Fitbit Charge5 (which it also shares a sensor layout with), except that it has a metal button instead of a plastic button and there’s no embossed Fitbit logo.
Tagtech also raves about how comfortable the watch is, saying it “feels like it’s not even there” and points out that the “crown DOES NOT bump into the back of my hand when I bend my wrist back or.” type”.
If you want to see more pictures they posted a whole Imgur gallery shows the watch and bracelet at different angles.
While it’s highly likely that this is an actual Pixel Watch (it’s the spitting image of previous leaks and renders), tagtech414’s story of how they got there is still pretty bizarre. The Redditor claims a friend found the device in a bar and gave it to him. The reason why there were no pictures of the watch originally worn? The bracelet and watch were “packaged separately,” and the friend “forgot to bring them,” claimed tagtech414 in an AMA.
https://www.theverge.com/2022/4/26/23043793/pixel-watch-leak-continues-wrist-strap-images New leaked images claim to show Google’s Pixel Watch on a wrist