The Google Pixel Watch is set to launch in May, according to new leaks.

Jon Prosser from Front Page Tech tweeted (see below) that the Pixel Watch was set for a 26 May release date – according to his sources.

Prosser is a prolific leaker, and first shared details of the Pixel Watch’s existence and design via his YouTube channel over a year ago.

And his renders were validated months later, when leaked pictures published by Business Insider corroborated up his initial claims.

However, since the last batch of rumors back in December, things have gone quiet.

The release date of 26 May makes sense around Google I/O – the company’s developer conference that runs around that time of year. I/O 2021 was on 18 May last year, so this seems to all fit nicely.

Pixel Watch rumors

If you haven’t been following the Pixel Watch rumors since 2014 (and for your sanity, we hope you haven’t) here’s quick synopsis:

Google has long been rumored to make its own smartwatch to show off Wear OS in its purest form, just like it did with Nexus and then Pixel smartphones.

The announcement of Wear OS 3.0 intensified those rumors, and it now seems as if the Pixel Watch will launch as the updated smartwatch OS rolls out beyond the Galaxy Watch 4.

It’s set to head to the Fossil Gen 6, Skagen Gen 6 and TicWatch Pro 3 and TicWatch E3 models, which are already on sale with Wear OS 2.0.

But the Pixel Watch features we’ll see are still a mystery. It’s natural to expect a full run down of Wear OS 3.0 features, such as Fitbit-based activity monitoring.

Regardless, Wear OS 3.0 looks to be a big shot in the arm for Wear OS, with renewed, better quality apps thanks to devs putting their support behind the platform.

Now Wear OS needs a flagship smartwatch to woo Android OS users – and the Pixel Watch could be it.