In the weeks leading up to the unveiling of the Google Pixel Watch, we See Google’s FCC filings for new devices are closely related to what their first watch might be. These filings never came in and are now appearing because the Pixel Watch was not filed under Google’s FCC ID. Instead, Kampal Electronics has created and submitted documents to prepare the Pixel Watch for launch in the United States.
It is not uncommon for a large manufacturer to create a device for the company and then submit the paperwork. Quanta is another company that has in the past created and submitted FCC filings for Google. The only interesting thing about Kampal’s pixel watch is that they also made an Apple watch at some point. Does this mean Apple Watch Quality? Who knows, but if it gives you a warm feeling in your stomach thinking about the potential, I’m all for it.
Filing of Pixel Watch May 11 (via 9to5 Google) GWT9R (link), GBZ4S (link), and GQF4C (link) under several known pixel watch model numbers. The G943M (Link) also has a 4th and related model number that is considered a charger for the watch.
We do not find a ton of important information in these filings, only one Bluetooth model (GQF4C), as well as LTE models (GWT9R, GBZ4S). The model GWT9R has the most LTE bands that can line up nicely with the LTE networks available in the US, so I assume this is the LTE model here. The GBZ4S model only supports LTE bands of 5, 7, and 26.
For the Bluetooth / WiFi model GQF4C, we get 2.4GHz WiFi and Bluetooth, as well as NFC. We knew that Google Pay was going to hit Google Pixel Watch, so NFC was no surprise.
And finally, there are two notable things about the G943M charger. The first is that it will plug into a power source via USB-C. This means you will charge the watch by plugging in a computer or other power adapter you already own. The second thing is that FCC filings suggest that it can charge wirelessly up to 15W. Who knows if Google will do it, but it will be too fast for a smartwatch.