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Following the "Made by Google" launch event last week, we talk through how the Pixel Watch, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel Tablet compare to Apple's devices on the latest episode of The MacRumors Show podcast.

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The Pixel Watch features a striking round design with a 41mm stainless steel casing, and offers an always-on display, 24-hour battery life, and Fitbit sleep tracking, for a price of $349. With Apple Watch features like blood oxygen monitoring, ECG, Fall Detection, Emergency SOS, 32GB of memory, and more, we talk through how the Pixel Watch compares to Apple's long-reigning smart watch.

The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro offer many features that will be familiar to iPhone users such as 2x crop mode to simulate a telephoto lens, Cinematic Blur for video, Active Stabilization mode, and Face Unlock, but adds faster Night Sight, Photo Unblur, 8GB or 12GB of memory, and the custom-silicon Tensor G2 chip. The devices look to directly compete with Apple's latest iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models, but undercut them in price by about $100.

Google also offered an early look at the Pixel Tablet that is set to launch next year – a device that will undoubtedly compete with the iPad. The tablet comes alongside a speaker dock that charges the device and turns it into a home-focused device to glance at information, display photos, and control smart home accessories.

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spiderman0616

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Nothing labeled “Pixel” will ever “beat” Apple because most consumers are too smart to trust Google’s hardware division to support anything longer than 2 years. We don’t need to relitigate this every fall ad nauseum. Google hardware and software is crap.
 

satchmo

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IMO, it feels a bit too dainty looking and won't appeal to a large majority of the population.

The AW is somewhat more flexible where it can look elegant but also sporty. With the Ultra, there's now a rugged look added to the lineup.
 
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Anyone who hitches their wagon to the Google mule train should take along a large quantity of water and food. They will need it when the starving mules are shot, the drovers are fired, and an invitation arrives to watch the presentation on the new Steamboat line that will be the epitome of future travel.
 

addamas

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Google shot themselves in foot by not using Google Fit as a main app for Pixels. Instead you buy Pixel Watch and have to use another app (Fitbit app) and after 6 months pay a subscription to fully use it.
Total joke compared to AW :D

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Looks like it’s even more stupid than Fitbit
 
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Strebor

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The beauty of Apple (Apple is not perfect) is that they launch a product group, and stick with it. Each year improving it, almost always without radical changes that break everything.

My Apple Watch 1 straps still fit my Apple Watch 6, and If I upgrade to Watch Ultra, they still will fit.

Google is famous for launching and killing product groups, without pushing/advertising them well enough to make them a lasting success.

So in a nutshell: Nope.
 

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Only recent versions of the Apple iWatch are somewhat self supporting and can operate without the companion iPhone being present all the time. So there is a very hefty price tag to just use all the capabilities of an Apple iWatch as the iPhone does the setup off most of the apps on the iWatch.
 

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The MacRumors Show: Can Google Finally Beat Apple With Pixel Watch?

Why does Google (or anyone else) have to beat Apple (or another company)? As long as a company offers a solid product that people want and buy, that's enough to keep other companies on their toes to try to improve and innovate.

That's how we got the Apple Watch Ultra. People (i.e. serious athletes) were buying Garmin watches like the Fenix because the regular Apple Watch didn't offer what Garmin had.
 

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Following the "Made by Google" launch event last week, we talk through how the Pixel Watch, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel Tablet compare to Apple's devices on the latest episode of The MacRumors Show podcast.

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos

The Pixel Watch features a striking round design with a 41mm stainless steel casing, and offers an always-on display, 24-hour battery life, and Fitbit sleep tracking, for a price of $349. With Apple Watch features like blood oxygen monitoring, ECG, Fall Detection, Emergency SOS, 32GB of memory, and more, we talk through how the Pixel Watch compares to Apple's long-reigning smart watch.

The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro offer many features that will be familiar to iPhone users such as 2x crop mode to simulate a telephoto lens, Cinematic Blur for video, Active Stabilization mode, and Face Unlock, but adds faster Night Sight, Photo Unblur, 8GB or 12GB of memory, and the custom-silicon Tensor G2 chip. The devices look to directly compete with Apple's latest iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models, but undercut them in price by about $100.

Google also offered an early look at the Pixel Tablet that is set to launch next year – a device that will undoubtedly compete with the iPad. The tablet comes alongside a speaker dock that charges the device and turns it into a home-focused device to glance at information, display photos, and control smart home accessories.

Listen to The MacRumors Show using apps like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, Castro, Google Podcasts, or subscribe by copying our RSS feed directly into your podcast player. You can also watch a video version of the podcast on the MacRumors YouTube channel.

If you haven't already listened to the last episode of The MacRumors Show, be sure to catch up for a deep dive into the second-generation AirPods Pro after a week spent with Apple's new earbuds.

Subscribe to The MacRumors Show for more episodes, where we discuss some of the topical news breaking here on MacRumors, often joined by exciting guests like Sarah Deitschy, Luke Miani, Sam Kohl, Thomas Frank, Jonathan Morrison, iJustine, Ross Young, Ian Zelbo, Jon Rettinger, Rene Ritchie, Andru Edwards, Jon Prosser, and Mark Gurman. Remember to rate and review the show, and let us know what subjects you would like the podcast to cover in the future.

Article Link: The MacRumors Show: Can Google Finally Beat Apple With Pixel Watch?
The Pixel watch is a Fitbit to all intense and purposes 😂 it's too small and the bezels are huge, no matter how well they're hidden, it's not a series competitor to AW/ I like the unblur feature and the bigger optical zoom, however 5 x is not really a lot, other than that, the 7's are very much like the 6's
 
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Sasparilla

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Folks who run Pixels will probably be happy with their Pixel Watches although this is a gen 1 device, expect it to be rough. But again they're android users - its a bit of a who cares argument, IMHO.

As such Apple has nothing to fear from the Pixel Watch. You can see from the astro-turfing on the web by fellow android commenters that Samsung seems quite aware of the Pixel watch and probably a bit worried.
 

laptech

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it does not make a blind bit of difference if Google were to get together the best designers in the world to design their mobile phones and their watch because Apple fans will always talk negatvely about Google devices and rubbish them because they are not Apple.
 
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