• Cherlynn Low / Engadget

    Google says it won't release a smartwatch this year

    Kris Holt
    Kris Holt

    Despite longstanding rumors suggesting that Google was preparing to release a smartwatch in 2018, you won't see a Pixel Watch on shelves (or wrists) any time soon. The company's director of engineering for Wear OS, Miles Barr, confirmed to Tom's Guide that Google is not planning to launch a smartwatch this year. Instead, Google is working with other companies such as Fossil and Casio, who are making their own Wear OS smartwatches, while focusing on improving the software for the foreseeable future.