Google Pixel Watch 3 might come in two different case sizes - finally

Google could be set to solve its smartwatch's biggest problem
Wareable google pixel watch 3 case size rumor
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Google is set to offer the Pixel Watch 3 in two different case sizes, meaning the smartwatch may finally be a more palatable option for those with bigger wrists. 

That's the word from 9to5Google, at least, who suggest that Google will spice things up for the third-gen device - and may offer a larger equivalent to the current 41mm design.

Information is pretty much limited to just that scrap, however.

The "source familiar with the matter" referenced by 9to5Google hasn't revealed to the outlet just how big the additional case size will be - or whether Google is planning a complete rethink on Pixel Watch case sizes.

For example, Google could tank the current 41mm case size and launch two all-new options for the Pixel Watch 3 - akin to what we've seen from Apple (41mm and 45mm), Samsung (40mm and 44mm), and others.

The report also suggests that general functionality, at least at this stage, is expected to be identical between the two case sizes - except for the fact that the larger of the two may house a slightly bigger battery.

Wareablepixel watch case size report

Given one of our biggest complaints with the Pixel Watch 2 was the lack of case size options, this is very welcome news - and something we suspect will pique the interest of those who have so far discounted the Google smartwatch as a legitimate option.

It was a bit of a surprise to see Google ignore fairly widespread calls for a larger case option after the debut Pixel Watch, so, naturally, it feels almost certain we see one launch this time around. 

Considering the smartwatch line already features stellar heart rate tracking, growing Fitbit integration an increasingly confident Wear OS 4 platform, the Pixel Watch 3 is already shaping up to be one of the most anticipated wearables of the year. 

We have many months to wait before a potential announcement, though, so stay tuned for more whispers and rumors in the meantime.

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Conor Allison


Conor moved to Wareable Media Group in 2017, initially covering all the latest developments in smartwatches, fitness trackers, and VR. He made a name for himself writing about trying out translation earbuds on a first date and cycling with a wearable airbag, as well as covering the industry’s latest releases.

Following a stint as Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint, Conor returned to Wareable Media Group in 2022 as Editor-at-Large. Conor has become a wearables expert, and helps people get more from their wearable tech, via Wareable's considerable how-to-based guides. 

He has also contributed to British GQ, Wired, Metro, The Independent, and The Mirror. 

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