Google is set to launch their own in-house smartwatch in 2022, with new hardware, software and integrations from Fitbit.
The company has made the Pixel smartphone line and accessories like earbuds and headphones, so it is natural for them to move into the smartwatch business.
A source from Insider claimed that Google is going to make a round displayed, bezeless smartwatch, which might make other smartwatches look ancient.
Dubbed Project Rohan, it will likely feature all the bells and whistles that comes with a flagship smartwatch, and yes it will also have a proprietary band.
Another source told The Verge that the watch would cost more than a Fitbit, so we’re assuming it would be an Apple Watch competitor.
In all of this hoopla about the watch coming next year, it is still unsure whether the watch will have the Pixel moniker.
Reports also suggests that Google will integrate Fitbit features in the new watch’s Wear OS.
Back in 2017, Google was in partnership with LG to launch the LG Watch Sport and Style to be marketed as part of the Pixel brand, but Google’s Chief of Hardware Rick Osterloh spiked the idea stating it doesn’t look like it belonged in the Pixel brand.
Osterloh has mentioned that with the acquisition of Fitbit, the new team will work on building Wear OS hardware in the future and are hard at work right now, although it’s unclear whether the Fitbit team are working on Project Rohan or not.