Pixel Watch 2

Pixel Watch 2 Rumored to Address Battery Life Concerns with New Qualcomm Chip

Google’s upcoming smartwatch expected to offer improved longevity and advanced health features

According to insider sources speaking to 9to5Google, the highly anticipated Pixel Watch 2 could address one of the major complaints from its predecessor by incorporating a new Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 chip. The original Pixel Watch relied on Samsung’s Exynos 9110, which dates back to 2018. The switch to a newer Snapdragon chip is expected to significantly enhance battery life, even without a significantly larger battery capacity. Sources claim the Pixel Watch 2 can reportedly last over a day with the always-on display enabled, an improvement over its predecessor.

In addition to the improved chip, the Pixel Watch 2 is said to feature the same health sensors found in the Fitbit Sense 2. This could introduce new capabilities for measuring stress levels through electrodermal activity and monitoring skin temperature. While many other details about the smartwatch remain undisclosed, it is highly likely that the Pixel Watch 2 will be among the first devices to run Wear OS 4. This updated platform is anticipated to enhance performance, offer backup support, and improve accessibility.

Previous rumors suggested that the Pixel Watch 2 would make its debut alongside the Pixel 8 later this fall. If the smartwatch does indeed adopt Snapdragon hardware, it would mark a departure from Google’s recent reliance on Samsung-based chips for its mobile devices, including the Tensor G2 processor used in recent Pixel phones like the Pixel 7a. This shift indicates Google’s commitment to delivering an optimized and superior product for its users.

As more information becomes available, including official announcements from Google, consumers eagerly await the unveiling of the Pixel Watch 2, anticipating an enhanced smartwatch experience with improved battery life and advanced health features.

Note: The details provided in this report are based on insider sources and rumors and are subject to change or further confirmation upon the official release of the Pixel Watch 2.



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Daven Klarsen is a technology writer and researcher. He's also an avid sports fan, especially when it comes to the LAL. When not working, you can usually find him tweaking his Android devices or watching soccer news.