The Pixel Watch comes years after Google first introduced its Android Wear platform (later renamed to Wear OS), amid a renewed push to solidify its position in the wearables market, which has long been dominated by Apple and Samsung.

While the watch will not arrive until later this year, official pictures of the device were revealed at its annual Google I/O conference, which showed a rounded body and watch face. It will run the as-yet-unreleased Wear OS 3.1 and uses an industrial design made of recycled steel with a rotating, tactile crown, and customisable bands.

It will also come with NFC for contactless payments, has 4G built-in and an array of fitness sensors that will tie in to its purchase of FitBit, which was finalised last year.

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