Google’s upcoming Pixel Watch 2 is set to feature significant upgrades, with the most notable being a much-improved battery life. According to sources, the device could be announced alongside the Pixel 8 later this year.
The Pixel Watch 2 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset from the latest “W5” generation. This chipset, along with Google’s teased Wear OS 4, is responsible for the reported battery life improvements. Users can expect over a day of usage with the always-on display (AOD) enabled, a significant upgrade from the original Pixel Watch that was rated for 24 hours with the AOD turned off. It’s been suggested that with certain settings adjustments, the Pixel Watch 2 could potentially last up to two days without needing a charge, offering convenience for travelers.
In addition to the battery life improvements, the Pixel Watch 2 will reportedly come equipped with similar health sensors to the Fitbit Sense 2. This includes a continuous electrodermal activity (cEDA) sensor for all-day stress management and tracking, as well as a skin temperature sensor. This enhancement aims to provide users with a more comprehensive health tracking experience.
The Pixel Watch 2 is anticipated to debut in October 2023 alongside the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. The pricing is expected to be in line with the current Pixel Watch, which starts at $350 / £340 / AU$550.
While the details are still emerging, the Pixel Watch 2 promises to deliver significant improvements and upgrades that will elevate the user experience. With its improved battery life and enhanced health tracking features, the Pixel Watch 2 aims to be a formidable contender in the smartwatch market.