We’re now looking at what the leaks suggest the Pixel Watch looks strapped to someone’s wrist, courtesy of Reddit user tagtech414, who’s previously posted alleged photos from Google’s yet-to-be-announced device ( via 9to5Google). We could only see the tiny computer device in previous images but not attached to the strap. Although tagtech414 does not appear to have been able to boot successfully yet, they’ve offered us more of a concept of what it will be like wearing it.
Based on the tag tech Reddit post, the strap is “kind of a hassle to put on the first time” but solid once it’s there. Based on the photos and tagtech’s description of the strap, that’s “a soft silicone that has good flexibility and doesn’t appear to show oil or fingerprints in a bad way,” it sounds similar to the Apple Watch sport band, but it’s slightly smaller. The Redditor claims that Google’s strap has a width of 20 millimeters instead of at least 22 on Apple’s version. In terms of appearance, it’s similar to the waistband of a Fitbit Charge 5 (which has a common sensor layout), but it’s made of metal rather than a plastic version, and it doesn’t have a design embossed with the Fitbit logo.
Tagtech has also been raving about how comfortable the device is, claiming that it “feels as if it’s not there” and pointing out that the “crown is not a poke in the hand’s back when I bend my wrist back; when typing.”
If you’d like to see additional images, they’ve put up an entire gallery on Imgur featuring the strap and watch from different angles.
This may be a genuine Pixel Watch (it’s the spitting image of leaks in the past and renders); the story told by tagtech414 about how they got it is still a bit baffling. The Redditor says that a friend spotted the device in an establishment and handed the device to them. Why aren’t their photos of the watch in use initially? The watch and the strap were “packaged separately,” and the companion “forgot to get them,” tagtech414 claimed in an AMA.