Prior to a fall debut alongside the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, Google today unveiled its first wristwatch. While omitting any mention of iPhone support, Google noted that the Pixel Watch requires an Android 8.0 or newer phone.

long required phones with iOS 13.0 or Android 6.0 (except Go edition) are compatible with Wear OS 2 watches. Even though Samsung uses its own Galaxy Wearable companion app, the minimum Android requirement for the Galaxy Watch 4 was the same.

suitable for Android 6.0 or later, minimum RAM 1.5GB

The 16-second Pixel Watch first look clip’s fine print states that Android 8.0 Oreo from 2017 (as opposed to Marshmallow from 2015) is necessary. In actuality, not all potential Pixel Watch owners are really excluded by not including Android 6, 7, and 7.1.

Pixel Watch support

Google says nothing about the Pixel Watch working with iPhones. This is comparable to how the Galaxy Watch 4 was the first Wear OS gadget to fail to work with iOS since 2015. It is unknown if this will also be the case for upcoming third-party watches using Wear OS 3 in the coming months.

In contrast, Fitbit founder James Park stated in an interview on Wednesday that the company’s smartwatches and trackers would continue to function with iOS. Park was silent on the Pixel Watch and iPhone, but Fitbit has a cross-platform edge because to this lack of support.

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