What you need to know
- The upcoming Pixel Watch will feature some sort of Fitbit integration.
- An updated Play Store listing for Fitbit shows the Wear OS app.
- Google is rumored to be offering up to six months of free Fitbit Premium for those who buy the Pixel Watch.
We’re less than 24 hours away from Google’s big launch event, and while there have been plenty of unofficial leaks about the Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch, some official details manage to slip through the cracks from time to time. This time around, it’s Fitbit, which we expect to hear a lot about at this event.
If you visit the Fitbit app on the Google Play Store, 9to5Google noticed that the listing has been updated with new screenshots showing the upcoming Wear OS app. Screenshots reveal a very full-featured application, as you can see what appears to be a screen for an in-progress workout that shows steps, calories, and time. Below, we can see that two other screens are available through a single swipe.
There are also views for various metrics, recent activities, sleep metrics, and heart rate graphs. At least one screenshot appears to be a possible tile, showing a step counter with a circular progress bar similar to what we’ve seen with Google Fit on Wear OS watches.
As 9to5 points out, the listing also shows a slightly redesigned Fitbit smartphone app, with an oddly designed navigation bar at the bottom.
Additionally, it appears that the Fitbit app is already ready for the Pixel Watch launch. When setting up a new device, the Pixel Watch appears among the available devices (via Android Police), however, selecting it doesn’t do much. This attempts to redirect you to a non-existent Pixel Watch app, which we expect to be available on the Play Store at some point now.
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Meanwhile, the Fitbit ECG app also looks like it’s ready for the Pixel Watch launch.
Rumors have suggested that Google may be offering users up to six months of free Fitbit Premium when they buy the Pixel Watch, which is doubling what some new users already have. The Fitbit Premium membership isn’t exactly cheap, and we’re not really convinced it’s worth the price, so the six-month trial isn’t something to pass up.
Google will launch the Pixel Watch on October 6th at 10am/1pm ET. Be sure to check out our live blog to catch all the news as it happens.