For assistance with Fitbit health and fitness features on your Google Pixel Watch, including heart rate and heart health, exercise, and sleep, visit

Wear and adjust the size of Google Pixel Watch

How to Get the Right Fit and Change Bands on your Google Pixel Watch

Adjust the size of your Google Pixel Watch band for your comfort, and change the band to match your style.

Wearing your Google Pixel Watch with the right fit, keeps you comfortable and lets our sensors, such as the Heart Rate sensor do their job. Generally, make sure your band is not too tight. We suggest wearing the band snug against your wrist but loose enough that it can move back and forth. In addition, sensors will only work if you wear your Google Pixel Watch on the top of your wrist.

Attach a band

  1. Turn your Google Pixel Watch over.
  2. Use the band to press the band release button and slide the band into place.
  3. Repeat on the other side.

Detach a band

  1. Turn your Google Pixel Watch over.
  2. Press the band release button, and then slide the band over the band release button while pulling away from the watch.
  3. Repeat on the other side.

Third party accessory bands

Accessory bands from third party companies may not fit properly.

These bands may contain materials that could impact those with skin sensitivities or other concerns. For best results, use only Google branded or Google authorized accessory bands.

Put on Google Pixel Watch

Note: For Active band(included with Google Pixel Watch1). Instructions for putting on other bands will vary.

  1. Slide the band through the outer loop.
  2. Press the metal peg into a hole.
  3. Tuck in the band. If it's too long, try the small band.

During exercise, move the band higher on your wrist (2-3 finger widths above your wrist bone) for a better fit. Our heart rate sensors work best with skin contact. Lower and loosen the band after exercise.

How to wear Google Pixel Watch

Review these recommendations for wearing your watch for added comfort and performance.

  • Tips for how to wear your watch from Fitbit.
  • Loosen the band if it causes discomfort or irritation and take the watch off for a break if it persists.
  • Remove the watch for an hour or so after extended wear. A great time to do this is while you are showering. Even though it is ok to shower with our water resistant products, not doing so reduces the potential for exposure to soaps, shampoos, and conditioners, which can cause long-term damage, or other skin sensitivities, you may be more likely to experience skin irritation from a wearable device.
  • Remove your watch if you experience any skin irritation or other discomfort on your wrist or in your hand, such as redness, soreness, tingling, numbness, burning, or stiffness. If any of those symptoms persist, please contact our customer support and consider contacting a dermatologist.

Take off Google Pixel Watch

  1. Untuck the band.
  2. Bend the band back to release the peg.

Add or remove links for metal bands

You can add or remove links (included with purchase) from your metal band to fit your wrist.

Metal band accessories

  • Metal Links Band
  • Extra links (4 standard, 2 long)
  • Sizing tool

Attach metal links

Snap the extra links in so that the pins line up with the pin holes.

Remove metal links

  1. With the sizing tool (included with band purchase), press the pins into the link’s matching pin holes.
  2. Pull down to remove the extra links.

Important: Only links with imprinted holes can be removed.

Wrist orientation settings

Choose wrist orientation based on which hand you wear your watch on.

On Google Pixel Watch

  1. On Google Pixel Watch, tap Settings and then Display and then Wrist orientation
  2. Select the wrist that you wear your watch on.
  3. Scroll down and select the location of the crown.
  4. Scroll down and tap the checkmark to save your settings.

In the Google Pixel Watch app

  1. On your phone, open the Google Pixel Watch app Google Pixel Watch.
  2. Tap Watch preferences and then Watch orientation.
  3. Select which wrist your watch is on and the location of the crown.

1 Band options may vary by region and retailer. Accessory bands sold separately.

Was this helpful?
How can we improve it?
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu
Search Help Center