- Google has published an official video showing the Pixel Watch from all angles.
- The smartwatch is confirmed to have Gorilla Glass protection.
- We also get a better look at the crown, some dials and the proprietary mechanism for band connections.
The launch of Google’s first smartwatch is just a few days away now, and while we’ve already seen it thanks to renders shared by the company in the past, here’s another chance for you to check it out up close in a new official video .
The Pixel Watch appears in all its glory in Google’s latest campaign showcasing its design. Its circular screen wraps all the way around to the back where we see Gorilla Glass branding. So it is certain that Corning made the glass protection for the watch. However, it is unclear whether the back is also covered with glass or not.
The right side of the Pixel Watch has a single button and a crown. We previously thought that there would be two buttons on the page, but it is clear now that this is not the case. The video also confirms that the crown is rotating, so it will most likely act as a physical navigation button, just like the crown on the Apple Watch.
Elsewhere, we get a better look at the band attachment system. The proprietary band appears to lock into the dial with a rotating action. A number of static and animated watch faces, including one with the Fitbit logo, are also seen in the video. Google has already confirmed on its official Pixel Watch page that some features on the smartwatch would require a Fitbit account and the Fitbit app. We’re not sure how that would work since Fitbit recently confirmed that it’s retiring its accounts.
Unfortunately, Google doesn’t reveal much else about the materials used in the construction of the Pixel Watch or whether it has a formal durability rating. Tune in Android Authority on October 6 to get all the details on the smartwatch and all the other new hardware Google is launching.