Now we take a look at what the leaked Pixel Watch looks like strapped to someone’s wrist, courtesy of Reddit user tagtech414, who previously shared alleged images of Google’s as-yet-unannounced wearable (via 9to5Google). In previous photos, we could only see the small computer puck itself, not attached to a strap. Although tagtech414 doesn’t appear to have booted the device successfully yet, they’ve given us a better idea of what it might be like to actually wear it.
According to tagtech’s Reddit post, the strap is “a bit of a pain to attach the first time,” but the connection feels solid when it’s there. Based on images and tagtech’s description of a band that is “a soft silicone with good flexibility and doesn’t seem to show fingerprints/oil too much”, it looks like an Apple Watch sport band, except slightly narrower. The Redditor says Google’s strip is 20mm wide, compared to at least 22mm for Apple’s version. Cosmetically, it’s almost identical to the strap of a Fitbit Charge 5 (which it also shares a sensor layout with), except it has a metal nubbin instead of a plastic one, and there’s no embossed Fitbit logo.
The mechanism of the clasp on the bracelet.
The device with a strap, but off the wrist.
Tagtech also raves about the watch’s comfort, saying it “feels like it’s not even there” and pointing out that “the crown does NOT dig into the back of my hand when I bend my wrist or that I type”.
If you want to see more images, they’ve posted an entire Imgur gallery showing the watch and strap from different angles.
While it seems very possible that this is a legit Pixel Watch (that’s the spitting image of previous leaks and renders), tagtech414’s story of how they got there is still pretty weird. The Redditor claims a friend found the device at a bar and gave it to them. The reason why there were no pictures of the watch originally worn? The bracelet and watch were “packaged separately” and the friend “forgot to bring them,” tagtech414 said in an AMA.
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