The Google Pixel Watch 3 might pack this key Apple Watch function


  • Google might launch the Pixel Watch 3 in 41mm and 45mm sizes with LTE and Wi-Fi variants.
  • The corporate would possibly add Extremely-Wideband (UWB) help to allow new use instances like automotive unlocking.
  • Pixel Watch 3 might help 5GHz and a couple of.4GHz Wi-Fi, with NFC for contactless funds.

Google is gearing as much as announce the Pixel 9, Pixel Watch 3, and presumably another Google-branded units sooner than normal at its ‘Made by Google’ occasion on August 13. Whereas we already know a good bit concerning the new Pixel telephones, leaks surrounding the Pixel Watch 3 have solely targeted on a much bigger variant becoming a member of the lineup this 12 months. With simply over a month earlier than Google’s August 13 occasion, the Pixel Watch has handed by way of the FCC, probably revealing some key upgrades.


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4 “wi-fi Machine” beneath Google’s FCC ID with mannequin numbers GBDU9, GRY0E, GG3HH, and GGE4J handed by way of the FCC for RF testing. Two variants have LTE connectivity, whereas the others solely help Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Moreover, Google submitted 5 straps for the RF publicity take a look at, additional confirming that the submitted units are its upcoming smartwatch.

The 4 fashions additional reaffirm leaks that Google will launch the Pixel Watch 3 in 41mm and 45mm sizes this 12 months. Apart from packing a much bigger show, it ought to sport a bigger battery for longer runtime.

Google Pixel Watch 3 FCC details

Droid-Life reviewed the FCC submission and located the presence of Extremely-Wideband (UWB) on all 4 fashions. The present-gen Pixel Watch lacks UWB. Its addition might open up new use instances for the Pixel Watch 3, resembling permitting the watch to unlock your automotive’s door routinely. Google would possibly showcase extra UWB-focused options for the Pixel Watch 3 at its occasion subsequent month.

Even higher, the FCC paperwork point out Google’s subsequent smartwatch might help each 5GHz and a couple of.4GHz Wi-Fi, a rarity on smartwatches. One doc suggests the Pixel Watch 3 may need Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) connectivity. There’s additionally NFC for contactless cellular funds.

Pixel Watch would possibly pack large usability enhancements

Leaked renders have already revealed the design of the Pixel Watch 3 and its XL sibling. If correct, they counsel that Google won’t make any important design modifications to its third-gen smartwatch lineup this 12 months.

As an alternative, the corporate might concentrate on making different usability enhancements to ship a greater person expertise. This might embody utilizing UWB for higher integration with Pixel telephones and Chromebooks, just like what Apple does with the Apple Watch and iPhone. The UWB chip also needs to assist with exact indoor location accuracy.

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