New reports from top tech news portals have indicated that Google may soon launch its own smartwatch decked with top-notch features.
According to reports, the watch (codenamed “Rohan”) is being worked on by Google’s Pixel hardware group separately from Fitbit, which Google bought for $2.1 billion earlier this year. According to Insider’s report, the new upcoming Google watch will serve much the same role as the Pixel phones do for Android.
The device is expected to cost more than a Fitbit and compete more directly with the Apple Watch. The watch will have basic fitness tracking features, including step counting and a heart rate monitor, with Google also reportedly working on debuting a Fitbit integration into Wear OS (codenamed “Nightlight”) with the new watch when it launches.
According to Insider, Google was earlier expected to unveil its first smartwatch alongside the Pixel 6, but the launch was reportedly delayed. Meanwhile, Google has started rolling out its Camera app version 8.4 to older Pixel phones, bringing camera features from Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. The update includes a few new features, including a Timer light, a manual white balance toggle, and a manual exposure toggle.