Information circulating the Internet suggests that Google will launch three Pixel banded smartwatches at its fall event later this year alongside the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL and the second generation Pixel Buds. The information comes from Evan Blass who has a history of leaking pretty accurate information. His tweet says that the devices will be announced in the fall of 2018. In the past, Google has held its Pixel event in October. Google hasn’t yet officially announced a date for its 2018 Pixel event.
According to venturebeat, “WinFuture concurs that a Google smartwatch is coming, and adds that it will be available in three models, codenamed Ling, Triton, and Sardine. The German publication does not know how the three Pixel watches might differ (presumably either size, connectivity, or finish — and of course, price).”
It seems that the smartwatches are in the “second level of design verification” which means that checks are being made to see if it is feasible to go into mass production. This isn’t the first time that we’ve heard rumours about a Pixel branded smartwatch. What is interesting is that it is possible that QUALCOMM’s upcoming smartwatch processor will power these devices. WinFuture claims that this is the Snapdragon Wear 3100. It is also suggested that the upcoming smartwatches will have better battery life. Battery life has been a point of concern for smartwatches today. Qualcomm 'Blackghost' which will be a part of the chip will help in saving in increasing the battery life.
It is needless to say the the Google Assistant will be a big part of the upcoming watches. Google announced some incredibale abilities for the Google Assistant at Google I/O. You can check out details of the assistant here. At Google I/O we also got a chance to see Assistant powered displays from Lenovo and LG.