How to Pair Pixel Watch to any Android [Guide]

Just bought the new Google Pixel Watch and want to know how to connect it to your Android smartphone? Here's how you can pair it quickly.

Just a few days ago, Google announced its first smartphone, fondly known as the Pixel Watch. Yes, the first proper wearOS 3.5 smartwatch is finally available in the market and the best thing is Google acquired the Fitbit health features for its Pixel Watch. The Pixel Watch is one of the most gorgeous-looking smartwatches on the market. As it is the first smartwatch by Google, here’s how you can connect it to your Android smartphone.

Google Pixel Watch is a circular smartphone with a 41mm casing, real-time heart rate tracking, Fitbit’s ECG app with Afib detection, 24-battery life, Google Home app integration, Google Maps support with turn-by-turn navigation, offline music streaming using the YouTube Music app, including the support for third-party apps. Yes, the new Pixel Watch is a feature-packed smartphone released alongside the latest generation of Pixel phones – the Pixel 7 series.

The newly released Pixel Watch can easily be connected to compatible phones, talking about the compatibility, then the watch is compatible with Android phones running on Android 8.0 or newer OS. The watch is not compatible with the iPhone, you can find more details by heading over to this page.

If your Android phone is running on Android 8.0 or a newer version, then you can follow the below-listed steps to know how you can connect and pair Pixel Watch to any Android smartphone. Before moving to the steps, check out the prerequisites.


  • Make sure to turn on the WiFi, Bluetooth, and Location services
  • Charge your Google Pixel Watch
  • Google Account and Fitbit Account are required for setup
  • Make sure to install the Google Pixel Watch app and Fitbit app

How to Pair Pixel Watch

Boot up your Google Pixel Watch once you received it from the Google Store, when you boot it up for the first time it will be in the pairing mode. All you need to do is, grab the watch and put it closer to your compatible Android smartphone, it will show you a connection popup. Now you need to download and install two apps on your Android smartphones – the Pixel Watch app and Fitbit app. Yes, both apps are freely available on the Play Store. Here are the download links to both apps.

how to pair pixel watch to any android

Now let’s take a look at how you can connect your new Google Pixel Watch to your Android smartphone.

How to Connect Pixel Watch to Android phones

As I said earlier, when you boot up the Pixel Watch for the first time it will be in pairing mode, in case you are already using the Pixel Watch and want to put it back in pairing mode, then all you need to do is, disconnect from the current device or reset it up.

how to pair pixel watch to any android

For new users, simply press and hold the Pixel Watch’s rotating crown for a couple of seconds, and it will boot up the watch. Now let’s take a look at the steps on how you can connect it to your Android smartphone.

how to pair pixel watch to any android
  1. Put your watch closer to your smartphone, it will ask you to download the Pixel Watch app if not installed.
  2. Open the Google Pixel Watch app on your smartphone.
  3. Now it will show you the pairing code on your watch’s screen, simply enter the code on your smartphone, then hit the confirm button.
  4. Grant the notifications and location permission when asked.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to link your Google account to your watch, the process is simple, you can simply select the next option.
  6. Once done, it will start showing you the tutorial on how you can use the watch.
  7. On the next screen, it will ask you for the watch orientation, you can select the wrist and crown location according to your needs.
  8. Now it will ask you to install the Fitbit app on your smartphone, then sign in with your Fitbit account and follow the on-screen instructions. Google is giving 6 months of free Fitbit premium subscription with the Pixel Watch.
  9. Now go back to the Pixel Watch app and set up the Google Assistant and also set a PIN or pattern lock to your watch, tap the next button.
  10. All done? Simply select done.
  11. That’s it.

Now you can start using your Pixel Watch. If you still have any queries on how to pair Pixel Watch, then you can ask me in the comment box.

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By Haneet Singh

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