The Pixel Watch 2 appears to be getting a new metal band option when it releases, called the metal slim strap. It comes in a matte black color that matches the matte black watch case according to image leaks found by 9To5Google.
This would be Google’s second metal link style band for its Pixel Watch series. Though it looks quite a bit different from the first band. Not just from the slim style but the actual design and shape of the links themselves. In the image you can see the links have both a pill-shaped design and a rectangular design. But it’s only the pill-shaped portion that will be visible to you when the watch is being worn. As the rectangular parts of each link are on the underside of the band that will sit against your wrist.
It also looks to be using a deployment clasp style for the watch band closure. More or less it looks like the same kind of closure used on the already available Metal Links Band you can find on the Google Store for the first Pixel Watch. Which makes sense.
The Metal Slim Strap is not the only new Pixel Watch 2 metal band on the way
In addition to the Metal Slim Strap, there’s another leaked image of a second metal band. The Milanese style metal mesh band. This was initially thought to be releasing with the Pixel Watch but its “coming soon” listing was eventually removed from the Google Store and it never went up for sale.
However, Google might be looking to offer it with the release of the Pixel Watch 2 or sometime soon after. It was after all months after the initial Pixel Watch launch that the Metal Links band was released. According to this new leaked image, the metal mesh style band will come in a champagne gold color. Although it’s also been seen in other colors. When it was revealed in 2022 the Google Store page showed it in champagne gold, matte black, and polished silver. By the looks of it this uses the same magnetic style clasp as before. So Google probably hasn’t changed anything with the design at all.