Although the tech giant has provided the operating system for other wearables and perfected the acquisition of Fitbit early last yearthis is Google’s first smartwatch under its own name.
The Pixel Watch, which will start at $349.99, includes continuous heart rate monitoring, as well as an ECG app that lets users check for atrial fibrillation – irregular heartbeat. They can also use the watch to track sleep and how long people spend in light, deep, and REM sleep.
“Pixel Watch uses a combination of on-device machine learning and processor-level deep optimization to give you an accurate, once-per-second continuous heart rate measurement, whether you’re exercising or take a break and always be in between,” said Fitbit co-founder James Park during the Made by Google event.
According to the company, the Pixel Watch will use that heart rate data to provide a daily readiness score, telling users whether they should work out or rest that day. It will also track active zone minutes – the time the user spends in the target heart rate zone during exercise.
Park says the wearable will provide an emergency SOS tool that can reach emergency services or contacts. The watch will also add fall detection this winter.
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Google being teased for the first time Pixel Watch in May after months of speculation and speculation. However, the company has had a larger stake in the health-tracking wearable space since its deal with Fitbit ended in 2021 after being crippled by regulatory probes.
Recent Google Cloud and Fitbit Health Solutions announced a new service to help healthcare and life science organizations use data from wearable devices. Recent Fitbit announced three updated wearables and has received FDA license for AFib . detection algorithm this early year.
The wearable device space is increasingly competitive. Apple Apple Watch Series 8″ revealed last month, added temperature sensing capabilities to track ovulation and included auto crash detection. The company is also launching a new version of the lower-priced Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Ultra, aimed at endurance athletes and those who enjoy the outdoors.