The Google Pixel Watch comes with a Smart Connector for its bands, but the unique connector means third-party bands don’t work. At least it’s not official. But Google’s “crafted leather” strap actually unlocks support for using the 20mm outer band on the Pixel Watch.
Most smartwatches sold to Android users, including Samsung’s Galaxy Watch series and Wear OS smartwatches, support the use of the traditional pin connector for the bracelet. The use of quick-release bands with this standard has become popular, but that hasn’t stopped Apple from using a proprietary connector with the Apple Watch, and Fitbit also used its own connector in its smartwatches and trackers. Is.
We’re fans of the Google Connector on the Pixel Watch in general. The quick release button on the watch lets you slide the strap out of place for very quick pin-ups, and provides a nice sleek look to the straps as well.
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However, it’s really disappointing that replacement watch bands are so hard to get. Google only sells the bundled Pixel Watch in a variety of “active” bands, and currently many bands are too late or sold out.
in Dan Seifert corner Found that the Pixel Watch’s “crafted leather” strap actually supports the use of a 20mm band using the classic pin connector. The connector for the “crafted leather” strap adds lugs to either side of the Pixel Watch to hold the strap in place, but it only uses a specific pin connector. However, there is no easy way to remove an already established domain. You will need a pin removal tool to get the tape out of its holder, but then a 20mm bar can be hammered into place.
Unfortunately, though, the “crafted leather” band for the Pixel Watch is pretty much out of stock at the moment. The color “Ivy” is completely unavailable and ineligible for the waiting list, while “Obsidian” is available in a smaller size at this time. This won’t be a problem for a range converter, but it’s definitely a shame if you need a larger size. Spend $80 on a band you can’t use.
We expect some affordable third-party adapters to arrive in time.
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