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Google Pixel Watch 2 may see a significant increase in battery life

By Liu Hongzuo - on 1 Jun 2023, 3:39pm

Google Pixel Watch 2 may see a significant increase in battery life

Google's first Google Pixel Watch launched in 2022.

The Google Pixel Watch 2’s rumours are pointing at overall upgrades that improve its uptime and functionality across the board.

According to 9To5Google, the Pixel Watch 2 would have the chipset selected from Qualcomm’s W5 range. The latest Qualcomm W5 series processors for wearable devices include two possible versions, the Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 and the W5+ Gen 1.

Additionally, the upcoming Google Pixel Watch 2 will have an improved battery life, with a slight boost in capacity and changes to the watch’s Always-on Display. Currently, Google claimed 24 hours of uptime with AOD turned on for its existing Pixel Watch. The refreshed Pixel Watch 2 would see two days, AOD powered on, without needing a charge. 9To5Google partly attributed the battery boost to the change in chipset; the previous Pixel Watch was running on a Samsung Exynos wearable processor. 

Lastly, the Pixel Watch 2 would receive sensors similar to the Fitbit Sense 2. If that rings true, that would include sensors for electrodermal activity (cEDA), improved electrocardiogram (ECG) readings, a skin temperature reading, and added tracking for heart rhythm for signs of atrial fibrillation (these are all possible with the said Fitbit device).

All in all, that sounds like a hefty upgrade to Google’s new smartwatch for 2023. That is if the Google Pixel Watch 2 would also launch alongside its upcoming smartphones. Previous rumours about its overall upgrades had scant details about what to expect with the new wearable.

The first Google Pixel Watch was announced at Google’s product-focused keynote in late 2022, containing full smartwatch features like GPS, notifications support, and heart rate monitoring. Unfortunately, it was not officially launched alongside the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro in Singapore.

Source: 9To5Google

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