Google intends to make custom watch faces a staple of its upcoming Pixel Watch.
Google is apparently planning a big push on new and customizable watch faces for the Pixel Watch launch. Most recently, it released a short preview video at its October 6 launch event that showcased a brand new watch face with a dedicated Google Assistant button.
That’s not the only watch face-related spice that’s surfaced around the Pixel Watch’s launch, either. According to 9to5GooglePixel Watch will support a custom watch face that uses your images.
After diving into the code of the latest Google Photos app, the website found mention of “photos_watchface_preview” which allows you to “select photos on the watch face”.
The code seems to suggest that you’ll be able to select multiple photos and have the corresponding Pixel Watch watch face cycle through them in the background, with Google Photos imposing a limit on how many you can add.
There’s no indication that this feature will be exclusive to the Pixel Watch, but we’d be surprised if it didn’t debut as a feature on Google’s new smartwatch.
Google will likely have to offer a bunch of new features like this when it launches the Pixel Watch on October 6. Most recently, we learned that prices will likely start at $349.99, which puts it closer to the Apple Watch 8 than the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 in the price range.