Three models of the highly anticipated Pixel Watch 2 have recently been spotted undergoing regulatory certification at the FCC. These models, with codenames G4TSL, GC3G8, and GD2WG, are expected to be released alongside the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro in the coming months.
One interesting detail revealed in the reports is that Google has tested different strap materials for the Pixel Watch 2. These materials include a plastic active strap, a metal mesh strap, a metal link strap, and a new addition called the “metal slim strap.” It seems that Google is exploring different design options for the wearable device, aiming for a combination of durability and comfort.
While it is unclear which strap material will make it to the final version of the Pixel Watch 2, fans of the first generation Pixel Watch may be excited to see the return of the metal mesh strap, which was announced but never released.
The regulatory reports also indicate that the GD2WG model of the Pixel Watch 2 will support LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, 66, and 71. This aligns with the supported radios of the first generation Pixel Watch. It is worth noting that 5G support is not yet necessary for wearables and is therefore not included in these models.
One feature that is notably absent from the regulatory reports is UWB (Ultra-Wideband) support. Despite previous leaks suggesting its inclusion, there is no mention of UWB in the certification documents. It is possible that UWB will be added later or that these reports do not reflect the final specifications of the Pixel Watch 2.
Overall, the appearance of the Pixel Watch 2 models for regulatory certification at the FCC suggests that the release is getting closer. Fans can expect more information about the device in the coming months as the official launch date approaches.
– FCC regulatory certification reports