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The Pixel watch that never was: An inside look at how Google's smartwatch efforts beat Apple to the punch, but then broke down and never recovered

4 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

In October 2016, at the company's inaugural "Made by Google" product launch event, Google was supposed to launch its first-ever proprietary smartwatch .
Those plans changed, however, just months before the event at the hands of Google's new hardware VP, Rick Osterloh, who didn't think the watches fit well with the Pixel "family of products."
"We didn't want a peripheral product to bring down the name of the Google hardware brand," one former employee who worked directly on the smartwatch project told Business Insider.
As Google moves past the five-year point since entering the smartwatch...
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