Pixel Watch retail leak suggests Google thinks it can get away with Apple Watch pricing

I hope you’ve been putting money away this summer

Just a few weeks remain until Google’s fall hardware presentation, and although though we generally know what to anticipate, the Android community is anticipating it with anticipation. Along with the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, two of the best smartphones currently available, we’ll also get to witness Google’s first try at a smartwatch. One of the company’s most eagerly awaited devices in recent years is the Pixel Watch, but if you want to buy one on launch day, I hope you’ve been saving your money.

Leaked photographs of a retail scanner displaying the costs of the Pixel Watch in its Wi-Fi and LTE versions were received by the people at 9to5Google. The cellular model’s $400 upfront pricing has been known for almost a month, and today’s story reveals how much the entry-level Wi-Fi/GPS model will cost as well. Prepare to spend $350 on the Pixel Watch in its standard configuration if you decide to get one.

Other high-end smartwatches on the market, most notably the Galaxy Watch 5 series, are more expensive than this pricing. The larger 44mm-sized Watch 5 starts at at $310, while the titanium-filled Watch 5 Active costs well over $400. For around $280, the 40mm Galaxy Watch 5 is even more affordable if you have small wrists. This cost suggests that Google views the Pixel Watch as a premium Android device since it is closer to what Apple charges for its most recent wearables. To find out if that is true, we’ll need to get our hands on a unit.

The three color options Google wants to provide at launch are also becoming known to us, but if you were hoping for a lineup as inventive as its Pixel phones, be ready to be let down. The Wi-Fi/GPS Pixel Watch will be offered with Obsidian, Chalk, and Hazel bands and will be available in Black, Silver, and Gold. According to rumors, Obsidian is simply another word for black, meaning that the default watch will be black-on-black, while Chalk is simply white. With the exception of the Silver model’s Charcoal band replacing the Chalk band, the LTE-capable Watch will be available in the same colors (also known as gray).

Although Google plans to sell extra proprietary bands for those wishing to spice things up a bit, those aren’t the most interesting color options we’ve ever seen. There will likely be more leaks before October 6th, which is just over two weeks away if you’re itching to discover more about the Pixel Watch.

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