Google will launch Pixel Watch 2 with Pixel 8

Fitbit smartwatches are updated every two years, while Samsung and Apple devices are updated every year. The Pixel 8 and 8 Pro will be released later this year, along with the Pixel Watch 2.

A source says that the Pixel Watch 2, which may not be the final name but would fit with how phones are named, is set to come out at the same time as the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro. Google’s best phones have always been announced and released in October.

Some people might think this is quick, but remember that the first Pixel Watch had been in the works for a long time. When the next-generation model comes out, it won’t really have been out for a year. At one point, it only had 1GB of RAM and a lot less space to store things.

A sample of the Pixel Watch was left at a restaurant in April and a lot of pictures were taken of it. What Google showed off on stage in May looked much better than the pictures that were leaked.

After a few months of use, the Pixel Watch has done pretty well. It works well and the battery lasts a full day for most users, but not longer. Still, the improvements for Google are more than clear.

What will be the main feature of the Pixel Watch 2?

Pixel Watch 2¬†uses the same Samsung Exynos 9110 chip as the 2018 Galaxy Watch. Its 10nm process (Cortex-A53 cores) differs from the Galaxy Watch 4/5’s 5nm Exynos W920 (Cortex-A55). The 4nm Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 should power Wear OS devices in the future.

New chips should improve efficiency and battery life. A new chip guarantees longer usage for intensive users, although Google may aim for more than a day. Also, the technology of the pixel watch 2 will be improved. Material You and Dynamic Color are coming to Wear OS with Android 13.

The first Pixel Watch tracked heart rate per second for fitness. After six months, the Health Metrics dashboard still doesn’t provide nighttime skin temperature and SpO2. The Fitbit Sense 2 has the most sensors, including a built-in skin temperature sensor and a continuous Electrodermal Sensor (cEDA) for stress tracking.

Google is unlikely to abandon its dome-shaped design. Bezels should be slimmer. The band connector may stay so first-gen Pixel Watch users can reuse their straps.