We’re now taking a look at what the leaked Pixel Watch looks like strapped to someone’s wrist, courtesy of Reddit user tagtech414, who previously shared alleged images of Google’s yet-unannounced wearable (via 9to5Google† In the previous photos, we could only see the small computer puck itself, not attached to a belt. While tagtech414 doesn’t seem to have successfully booted the device yet, they’ve given us a better idea of what it might be like to actually wear it.
According to tagtech’s Reddit post, the strap is “a little tricky to put on the first time,” but the connection feels solid when it’s on. Based on the images and tagtech’s description of a band that is “a soft silicone with good flexibility and doesn’t seem to show too much fingerprints/oil,” it sounds similar to an Apple Watch sports band, except slightly narrower. The Redditor says Google’s band is 20mm wide, compared to at least 22mm for the Apple version. In appearance, it’s nearly identical to the strap on a Fitbit Charge 5 (with which it also shares a sensor layout), except it has a metal stud instead of a plastic one, and there’s no embossed Fitbit logo.
Tagtech also raves about how comfortable the watch is, saying it “feels like it’s not even there” and pointing out that the “crown DOES NOT tuck into the back of my hand when I bend my wrist back or type.”
If you’d like to see more images, they’ve posted an entire Imgur gallery showing the watch and band at different angles.
While it seems entirely possible that this is a legit Pixel Watch (it’s the spitting image of past leaks and renders), tagtech414’s story of how they got it is still pretty bizarre. The Redditor claims that a friend found the device in a bar and gave it to them. The reason why there were no photos of the watch that was originally worn? The band and watch were “packaged separately” and the friend “forgot to bring them,” tagtech414 claimed in an AMA.