Someone needs to remind Google employees to check their pockets before leaving a restaurant.
New leaked pictures and info divided with Android Central by an anonymous source shows what appears to be an early version of Google not yet released Pixel Watch. The watch was apparently left at an American restaurant for weeks.
The images show what appears to be a device with a circular dial and two buttons surrounding a rotating physical crown. A small, precisely large hole, possibly used as a microphone or sensor, sits between the crown and one of the buttons. The bottom of the device, meanwhile, has what appear to be multiple sensors. The delicious claims the device “looks metallic, but feels like it’s coated with glass.”
As for dimensions, a Redditor goes by the handle tagtech414, which claims to be the same delicious who spoke with Android Central, say the unit is about 0.5 inches thick and 1.5 inches in diameter, and about the same size as a Galaxy Watch 46mm. Tagtech414 wrote a picture in an attempt to confirm his identity as the person who shared the photos with Android Central.
While there is no way to guess an actual price point with the images provided, the device apparently did not feel cheap. In his Reddit post, the suspect writes leaker claimed that the device had an Apple Watch style premium feel to it. In addition to the device itself, the pictures also show a blue watchstrap reminiscent of Apple Watch’s athletic straps. By and large, the leaked images match earlier leaked rendered images.
Anyone looking for more details on the software side of things will have to wait, though. It presumed leaker claims he tried to turn on the device but was unable to get past this gray Google icon shown below. Android Central notes that this may mean that the alleged device does not actually have an operating system on it. There was no charger with the device, but Android Central notes that the device can be charged in its case as an Apple Watch.
Google did not immediately respond to Gizmodo’s request for comment on the device’s authenticity, though it’s worth noting that this would not actually be the first time a Big Tech employee left an important piece of prototype hardware. Back in 2010, Gizmodo discovered a then unreleased iPhone 4 left in a bar in Redwood City. There is also a non-zero option, Google intends the device to come out in the wild as a type marketing stunt.
The supposed leak revealed some more interesting details on how he got the device on his Reddit Ask me anything post. In his post, tagtech414 said the device was first discovered by his friend who works as a bartender at a restaurant. The restaurant reportedly held on the device for several weeks, expecting its owner would return after that, but they clearly never did. Tagtech414 says tthe device strap, which was photographed separately from the device, was packed separately from the device itself. Perhaps most importantly, he tried to reassure readers that he is not an undercover Google employee trying to set off the Google Pixel hype train.
“No, I do not work for Google or any affiliates and no one pays me to do this,” the Reddit user wrote. “Google, if you are reading this … I have a wedding on the way and a very large guest list. Feel free to listen to the masses and throw some of the alphabet moola on me :)”