The Google Pixel 7 might ship a lot sooner than the Pixel Watch
We know that Google will be announcing the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro along with the Pixel Watch on October 6, and it’s been confirmed that pre-orders – at least for the Pixel 7 Pro – will also open on that date, but when will they be? devices actually ship?
Well, Google hasn’t confirmed a date for that yet, but Cashy’s blog (opens in new tab) claims that the Pixel 7 will ship on October 18, while the Pixel Watch will not ship until November 4. There has been no mention of the Pixel 7 Pro, but they may have meant both models will land on October 18.
We would of course take this claim with a grain of salt, especially since this source doesn’t have much of a track record. But it’s worth noting that this source also lists October 6 as the pre-order date for all three devices, and that claim was seemingly made shortly before Google confirmed pre-orders for the Pixel 7 Pro would open then.
On the other hand, October 6 would have been an obvious guess since it’s the date of the announcement, so we wouldn’t read too much about that. But if this is correct, you’ll only be waiting 12 days from the Pixel 7’s announcement until you can get your hands on it, but for the Pixel Watch, the wait will be almost a month.
Speaking of the Pixel Watch, 9to5Google (opens in new tab) has additional information on that, saying the Bluetooth model will cost $349.99 (about £310 / AU$525). This price is apparently from a retail store and follows an earlier claim that the mobile model would cost $399 (around £350 / AU$595).
9to5Google also has some information about the colors the Pixel Watch may come in, saying that the Bluetooth model will be available in a black case/obsidian band combination, a silver case/chalk band version, and a gold case configuration. / hazel tape. The mobile version is said to be available in black/obsidian, silver/charcoal and gold/hazel.
Apparently chalk here is off-white, charcoal is dark gray and obsidian is black. Yummy Roland Quandt (opens in new tab) has separately listed the same colors, although they are described slightly differently, as you can see in the tweet below.
I don’t know who “picked up” the Pixel Watch colors, but you missed one. Obsidian: Matte BlackChalk: a kind of SilverCharcoal: another kind of SilverHazel: Champagne GoldSeptember 21, 2022
Analysis: a higher price than we heard before
This isn’t the only recent information we’ve heard about possible Pixel Watch pricing and colors, with another leak suggesting that while the above price was possible, a much lower price was also a possibility.
So it’s unfortunate to see that Google may have gone for the more expensive option, although this could suggest that the Pixel Watch’s specs and capabilities are more in line with rivals like the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and the Apple Watch 8.
The earlier color leak, meanwhile, was in line with the above, but went into less detail and didn’t mention hazel as an option. None of these details have been confirmed yet, of course, but we’ll soon know exactly what the Pixel Watch offers as Google’s best smartwatch contender is almost here.