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Pixel Watch 'Active Band' Hands-On Gives An Up-Close Look

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Google is slated to launch the Pixel Watch this week at its upcoming Pixel hardware event on the 6th, but you can get an up-close look at the band thanks to these images. Droid Life was able to get a hold of a couple of the sport bands ahead of the watch’s release. As leaks from over the weekend have shown, Google has not only multiple strap and band options planned, but at least a couple more colors of the Pixel Watch sport band.

Officially, Droid Life says this particular band is called the ‘Active Band.’ As that’s the name listed on the packaging. There are at least four colors that will be available including the two you see here, which are Lemongrass and Chalk. There will also be Obsidian and Charcoal colors.

If you’re looking at the Active Band and thinking, it looks familiar. There’s a reason for that.

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The Pixel Watch Active Band is the same as the Fitbit Sense 2’s Infinity Band

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Right down to the littlest of details, this is the same band as the one that comes with the Sense 2. The Infinity Band. In fact that is also the same band launched with the original Fitbit Sense. The different here is mainly the color. Obviously, the colors on the Active Band are different from the Infinity Band. And the latch that locks into the watch casing itself is a tad different. As it’s slightly more rounded.

But everything else appears the same. The reason we bring this up is because if you’re curious how the band fits, look to the Sense and Sense 2 Infinity Band. This is likely to be the closest approximation of how it fits and feels on your wrist. Though we expect there will be some variance. Since the Pixel Watch casing is a different shape and potentially more rounded on the bottom.

If you’ve tried the Sense line’s Infinity Band and don’t care for it, you may want to avoid this one. It’s no doubt made from the exact same material. And with the double loop we’d wager the fit will feel the same. However, Droid Life does mention that the rubber used here feels premium. Also worth noting is that each band accessory comes packaged with a small and large version. With the small fitting wrists 130mm – 175mm around. Whereas the large band fits wrists 165mm – 210mm around.

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You can check out the Pixel Watch Active Band above, and some of the Sense 2 Infinity Band below for comparison.

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