Google’s proposed strain gauge sensor system would address all of these issues. The sensors would be embedded within the housing of the watch, making them invisible to the user and eliminating the need for any moving parts. This would make the watch easier to waterproof and more durable. Additionally, the strain gauge sensors would allow for a more seamless and intuitive user experience.
Image of patent filing showing how the gesture system would work | Source – Wearable
As we know, patent filings are not always an indication of a product feature that will eventually be shipped to consumers. However, it is fun to speculate what Google has up its sleeves when it comes to their hardware. Hopefully, this technology does make it to the next Pixel Watch, along with an option for a larger model, which seems to be a popular request amongst Google Pixel fans.