Here’s how much Google’s new smartwatch, Pixel 7 phones will cost

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Google’s debut smartwatch volition spell connected merchantability Oct. 13 for $350, the Alphabet unit said Thursday, taking connected a tract dominated by Apple Watch astatine a clip erstwhile inflation-hammered consumers are shunning each forms of pricey wearables.

At $100 much than Apple’s lowest-cost exemplary and constricted to radical with Android phones, the Google Pixel Watch faces tremendous obstacles to adoption, marketplace analysts say. Even income of the Apple Watch person slipped this twelvemonth arsenic consumers hold purchases oregon prime cheaper rivals.

“The marketplace is not arsenic robust arsenic it erstwhile was,” said Jitesh Ubrani, a probe manager astatine marketplace quality steadfast IDC, adding that assertive discounting volition beryllium important to Google.

Google apps already enactment with watches from companies including Apple, Samsung Electronics and Fitbit, which Google bought past twelvemonth and whose devices are known for tracking idiosyncratic health.

The caller round-faced Pixel Watch, made from stainless alloy and solid with dozens of wristband options, enables contactless payments, euphony power and turn-by-turn directions. A exemplary with cellular connectivity costs $50 more.

The watches volition beryllium sold successful the US and respective different countries. They volition not brace with iPhones due to the fact that Apple gives its ain watches exclusive entree to messaging and different important features users would want, said Sandeep Waraich, a Google manager of merchandise management.

Hardware income are a increasing portion of Google’s sales, with benefits besides coming done much opportunities to merchantability ads and services subscriptions.

The caller   Pixel 7 The Pixel 7 smartphones would spell connected merchantability successful 17 countries starting Oct. 13.Google
Brian Rakowski, Google vice president   of merchandise  management, speaks astatine  the motorboat  of the the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones successful  New York.Brian Rakowski, Google vice president of merchandise management, speaks astatine the motorboat of the the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones successful New York.AFP via Getty Images

Google besides said its latest smartphones would spell connected merchantability successful 17 countries starting Oct. 13. They see a $599 Pixel 7 with a 6.3-inch show and a shinier $899 7 Pro with a 6.7-inch display, further camera zoom and further RAM.

Though a tiny subordinate successful smartphones overall, Google’s income are accelerating. It shipped 3 cardinal phones successful the archetypal fractional of this year, up 131% connected a twelvemonth ago, according to tracking institution Canalys.