Someone left a prototype Google Pixel Watch at a restaurant

·Weekend Editor
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In 2010, Apple software engineer Gray Powell left a prototype iPhone 4 in a bar in Redwood City, California. In an era where nearly every device leaks before it’s officially announced, images of a new iPhone showing up online seem quaint. But at the time it was a big deal and the incident even came to involve US law enforcement. Now, more than a decade later, images of another highly anticipated device have made their way online in much the same way.

A leaked photo showing the side of the Pixel Watch.
A leaked photo showing the side of the Pixel Watch.

On Saturday evening, Android Central shared photos of Google’s long-rumored Pixel Watch. The outlet says it obtained the images you see throughout this post from someone who found the smartwatch at a restaurant in the US. The photos confirm the Pixel Watch will feature a circular face with minimal display bezels. If you look closely, you can see the wearable’s band attaches directly to its case, with a latch mechanism that looks proprietary to Google and reminiscent of the design employed by Fitbit on its Versa and Sense smartwatches (Google acquired the company in 2021).

The watch features a single button next to its crown and what looks like a microphone or altimeter port. On the back of the device, you can see an optical heartrate sensor. Unfortunately, the watch wouldn’t go beyond its boot screen so there are no photos of it running Wear OS 3.

A leaked photo showing the underside of the Pixel Watch, showcasing the wearable's optical heart rate sensor.
A leaked photo showing the underside of the Pixel Watch, showcasing the wearable's optical heart rate sensor.

According to a report leaker Jon Prosser published in January, Google will announce the Pixel Watch on May 26th. The company recently filed to trademark the Pixel Watch name. Visit Android Central to see more photos of the leaked device.

A photo of top of the Pixel Watch, showcasing the wearable's nearly bezel-less display.
A photo of top of the Pixel Watch, showcasing the wearable's nearly bezel-less display.
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