A Pixel Watch was heavily rumoured for Google's 2018 October hardware event, but failed to materialise. Now there is fresh hope of a new Google Watch following the discovery of a new patent (pictured above).

As reported by Trusted Reviews, a patent for a Google smartwatch appeared on the US Patent and Trademark Office's website earlier this month. It points to a custom watch band and hinge design.

When is the Pixel Watch release date?

In 2018 we were told that Google was definitely working on a Pixel watch following an interview between Tom's Guide and Miles Barr, Google's director of engineering for Wear OS, though it wasn't quite ready for primetime just yet.

Barr told the site: "To think of a one-size-fits-all watch, I don't think we're there yet. Our focus is on our partners for now."

The new patent is not confirmation that such a device is imminent, or that it will ever exist at all. However, if a Pixel Watch is indeed in development, a likely launch date would be during its annual hardware launch event that will almost certainly happen in October 2019. It is here that we'll see the Pixel 4 announced.

Pixel Watch specification rumours

It's not really all that surprising that the Pixel Watch isn't ready for primetime given how sparse rumours have been on the upcoming device.

We do know there are probably three versions in development, one with a full gig of RAM and one with support for 4G LTE.

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