Google Is Preparing to Develop Its Own Pixel Smartwatches

By Nitish Singh / February 8, 2019

While Google revealed last year that it does not have a Pixel Watch in the works, a recent job listing suggests otherwise. The tech giant posted a new job listing with the title of “Vice President of Hardware Engineering for Wearables.” The company was one of the first companies to start the smart wearables craze with Google Glass but did not have any exciting hardware to offer so far when it comes to smartwatches. The company did find success in the smart wearables market with Wear OS, which powers a large number of Android smartwatches.

The company's job listing states "As the VP of Hardware Engineering for Wearables, you'll work collaboratively with the Senior Leadership team for Google Hardware and will be responsible for the design, development, and shipment of all Google's Wearable products. You will lead and enable the effectiveness of a large engineering organization primarily based in Mountain View to develop multiple next-generation wearable products simultaneously."

The job role indicates that the selected candidate will be responsible for the development of the new Google smart wearables over the next few years. With Wear OS being established as a solid platform for smart wearables, Google should be able to push out a quality Pixel smartwatch in no time. Currently, the Pixel Buds happen to be the only product i.e part of the company’s wearable lineup. However, the company is set to expand its hardware pool with Daydream VR products in the pipeline.

Aside from the hardware engineering position, Google is also looking for a Wearables Design Manager. However, the job listing does not offer much information. This is not the first time that the company has indicated interest in wearables. The tech giant recently purchased technology from watch company Fossil worth $40 million. While details about the business were not revealed, reports indicate that it has to do with fitness tracking.

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