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How to wear Pixel Watch and adjust band size

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 remove and change the band to match your style.

Tips for wearing Pixel Watch

Review these recommendations for wearing your watch for added comfort and performance. Wearing your Google Pixel Watch with the right fit keeps you comfortable and makes sure the sensors can properly collect data.

  • Don't wear your band too tight. Wear the band loose enough that it can move back and forth on your wrist.
    • During exercise, try moving the band higher on your wrist (2-3 finger widths above your wrist bone) to get a more secure, but not too tight fit. Lower and loosen the band after exercise.
  • Wear your Google Pixel Watch on the top of your wrist for optimal data collection.
  • 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 to the device.
  • If you have eczema, allergies, asthma, or skin sensitivities, you may be more likely to experience skin irritation from a wearable device.
  • Loosen or 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.
  • Find tips on how to Clean and care for Google Pixel Watch.

Size up your wrist

Use millimeters for best accuracy. Size down if you’re between sizes.

If you have a measuring tape

Wrap it around your wrist for your measurement.

If you don’t have a measuring tape

Find something like string, dental floss, or maybe even a USB cord. Take that, wrap it around your wrist, and then lay it out on a ruler to find your measurement.

Stretch Band only: If you have a Pixel Watch Active Band

Clasp the Active Band where it feels comfortable. Check which hole is clasped, then find your band size using the diagram below.

Stretch Band


Best fit


Wrist size


Wrist size


Extra Small
















Extra Large




Select 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.
Attach a band to your Watch

  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 from your Watch

  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.

Secure Pixel Watch to your wrist

Note: For Active Band(included with Google Pixel Watches1) and Active Sport Band. 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.

Remove Pixel Watch from your wrist


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

Remove Metal Slim Band (Pixel Watch 2 only)

  1. Hold the buckle area on both sides of the band using your index finger and thumb.
  2. Pull away from your wrist to unclasp the buckle.

Metal Watch Bands

Metal Links Band accessories

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

Metal Slim Band accessories


  • Metal Slim Band
  • Ten extra adjustable links
  • Double-sided sizing tool

Recommended links for wrist size

This guide gives you a starting point for adjusting band size. Use your wrist measurement to determine how many links to add or remove from your band and adjust until you find the right fit. The Metal Slim Band comes with 8 adjustable links for sizing. Below are recommendations for the number of links to remove or add to your band based on your wrist size:

Wrist size


Recommended link adjustment

(adjustable links have a pill shaped mark on them)


Remove 6-8 links


Remove 4-6 links


Remove 1-3 links


Add or remove 0-1 link


Add 1-2 links


Add 2-4 links


Add 4-6 links


Add 6-8 links


Add 8-10 links

Add or remove links for metal bands

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

Note: Use of a Metal Mesh Band or Metal Slim Band watch accessory with Pixel Watch is incompatible with the ECG app. All bands work for ECG readings on Pixel Watch 2.

How to attach links to Metal Links Band


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

How to remove links from Metal Links Band


  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.

How to attach links to Metal Slim Band

  1. Place the band on a flat surface and find the section with the link that the pins go into. Wedge the extra link(s) with pins into the section that is lying flat.
  2. Insert a pin into the link next to it, keeping the other pin exposed.
  3. Use the flat side of the sizing tool to push the other pin in.
  4. With the pin inserted, push the link into place.

How to remove links from Metal Slim Band


  1. With the inside of the links facing up, use the pin side of the sizing tool to push the spring pin on the side.
  2. Gently twist the link off of the band. Repeat this for the links you'd like to remove.
  3. Reattach the clasp with the steps in Attach Metal Slim links.

Important: Only links with etched dashes can be removed.

Third party accessory bands

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.

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

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