Google Pixel Watch - WearOS but with Fitbit

Written by Rahul Makwana


Pixel Watch is priced at $349.99 for Bluetooth/Wi-Fi version while the 4G LTE version is available at $399.99


The Pixel Watch comes with a 1.20-inches AMOLED display with a resolution of 450 x 450 Pixels.

The 1000 nits pick brightness is extremely good, it helps a lot outdoors. There won’t be any kind of problems while reading the text in the sunlight, the screen is visible enough to do all kinds of tasks.

Now, the problem is bezels, I mean, this is $349 smartwatch and yet it has big fat bezels which is not justifiable at all.

I know this is the first smartwatch from Google but they have acquired the Fitbit while it’s not like Pixel Watch is the first smartwatch in the world, we have Apple Watches, Galaxy Watches, and many others.

So they should have just bought some of the watches to get an idea, of how other brands are making smartwatches.

Also, you will get use to the bezels after two or three days of use, but it doesn't feel good when you pay the $349 price.

On the front, it has Corning Gorilla Glass 5, the back has glossy plastic and the frame is made from Stainless Steel while it has 36 grams of weight.

Design, Comfort, and Build

The watch only comes in 40mm which is not cool because not everyone has small hands. Now because of its small size, it also has a small battery which we all talk about in a bit.

Now, the watch is comfortable to wear all day all night because of the 36 grams of weight while the solid is solid and it feels premium too.

Talking about myself, I love the round design, but that round corner gets stretched very easily, so be very careful with it.

Health and Fitness Tracking

The Pixel watch has also sensors from Accelerometer, gyro, heart rate, altimeter, compass, and ECG. All the sensor works great and provides close to accurate data, especially the heart rate sensor.

Fitbit was always focused on the fitness side of things and the same has been added to the Pixel Watch. You will get accurate health data compared to any other Android smartwatch, that’s the statement…

In short, you don't have to worry about the health data, you will get accurate data because Google is using Fitbit tech while it runs on WearOS which is kind deadly combination to have in smartwatch.

Battery Life

The Google Pixel Watch comes with a 294mAh battery which supported Qi wireless charging.

This is the biggest problem of Pixel Watch...

So if you use all the features from heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and even Bluetooth calling then expect the battery life to be around 18 hours.

Not even 24 hours battery as Google has promised. In short, you will have to charge the smartwatch in the morning and again in the afternoon, if you want to wear the watch all night.

Now, if you want the battery to last for 24 hours then just use Smartwatch as Watch to see time and you will get more than 24 hours of battery.

So yes, battery life is pathetic in Google Pixel Watch and the fact is, Google has only launched a 40mm variant, no other variant is available.


Google owns the Fitbit and it makes more sense to integrate the Fitbit tech and that’s what Google has done with the newly launched Pixel Watch.

The Watch runs on WearOS 3.5, in short, the software is from Google which means, you can install almost all the Google apps and some third-party apps too.

The magic happens when you see, the Fitbit App.

In short, the Pixel Watch has the best software in Android smartwatch. Its smooth, fast and looks amazing.

Microphone and Speaker

If you want to use eSIM then you will pay to pay $399 while the Bluetooth/Wi-Fi variant is available at $349.

Even if you don't buy the LTE variant, you can still use the Bluetooth calling and it works the best.

The microphone and speaker quality are solid too, you won't face any kind of problem while using watch in crowded places.

Now, if you buy the LTE variant then you will have to use the eSIM which again, work fine.

if you only buy Bluetooth/Wi-Fi then you will have to connect the watch to a smartphone to take calls but for the LTE version, you can use the watch stand-alone.


Google Pixel Watch has solid software, well-integrated Fitbit tech, and faster-charging support but the design is not suitable for everyone, the display has big fat bezels, and poor battery life and still, Google is changing $349 which is not justifiable at all.