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OK, we finally have proof: A Pixel Watch is almost certainly on the way

Nothing is certain, but we finally have solid evidence that a Google-branded smartwatch could be coming very soon.
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April 22, 2022
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TL;DR
  • Google has officially filed a trademark for a product called Pixel Watch.
  • This is the strongest evidence yet that a Google-branded smartwatch is on the way soon.
  • It’s possible the watch could land as early as next month at Google I/O, although that’s still a very shaky rumor.

For literally years now, we’ve heard rumor after rumor about a Google-branded smartwatch being in the works. As the years have passed without anything materializing, we’ve become quite skeptical that it would ever come at all.

Recently, the rumor mill has been churning once more for a Google Pixel Watch. While there’s been some strong evidence thus far, everything has been leaked from unknown sources. Now, though, we have evidence directly from the source (via 9to5Google). Today, we have a trademark filing from Google for a product called “Pixel Watch.”

See also: The best smartwatches you can buy

That name can’t be for anything else but a Google-branded wearable. After multiple years of leaks and rumors, we finally have something very tangible.

Of course, the trademark filing is not ironclad proof of anything more than the fact that Google wants to own the rights to the combination of two English words. It’s not proof that a watch exists, will launch soon, or anything else. However, with all the other evidence we have, it seems a bygone conclusion now that we will see the long-awaited wearable soon.

How soon? The rumor mill seems to think Google I/O could be the launch platform for the watch. If so, we’d likely see it at the keynote event on Wednesday, May 11. That seems optimistic. Google could instead save it for the Fall launch of what we expect to be the Google Pixel 7. Time will tell.

Either way, get excited: a Google Pixel Watch is almost certainly coming.