It has come to light that Google’s intentions to unveil the Pixel Watch 2 are no longer under wraps, as it is set to be announced alongside the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro later this autumn. As per reliable sources at 9to5Google, we can now share some significant details regarding the specifications of the Pixel Watch 2, encompassing enhancements in its processor, battery, and health sensor capabilities.
According to the most recent reports, Google is reportedly contemplating a chip change for the upcoming Pixel Watch 2. Reliable sources indicate that the smartwatch may opt for a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip from the latest W5 generation, potentially replacing the existing Exynos processor. This new chip could be either the Snapdragon W5 Plus Gen 1, which is currently utilized in the TicWatch Pro 5, or a standard Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 SoC.
According to the reports, the rumored 4nm chip for the Pixel Watch 2 would allegedly incorporate four A53 cores running at 1.7GHz, accompanied by dual Adreno 702 GPUs. In comparison, the Exynos 9110 chip found in the original Pixel Watch is a 10nm chip equipped with two A53 cores. This potential upgrade in processing power could result in improved performance and efficiency for the Pixel Watch 2.
With the introduction of this new chip, the Pixel Watch 2 could potentially experience a substantial enhancement in terms of battery life. Reports suggest that the device might be capable of lasting for more than a day even with the always-on display (AOD) enabled. In comparison, the original Pixel Watch was advertised to provide 24 hours of use, but that estimate was based on disabling the AOD feature.
The improved battery life could also be attributed to a more efficient operating system, as the upcoming smartwatch is anticipated to feature Wear OS 4, which is expected to bring optimizations for power consumption.
As per the report, Google may equip the Pixel Watch 2 with health sensors similar to those found in the Fitbit Sense 2. While the specific sensors Google intends to include remain unknown, the Fitbit Sense 2 offers a range of sensors, with one notable example being the skin conductance (cEDA) sensor, which can detect stress levels. It is anticipated that the Pixel Watch 2 will maintain its minimalist design while integrating more features from Fitbit’s toolkit, potentially expanding its health monitoring capabilities.