Google confirms the release of its second connected watch, the Pixel Watch 2. In addition to the name, a first change in design is therefore confirmed.
Google will therefore indeed present a Pixel Watch 2 at its conference on October 4, 2023, of which the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro will be the stars, but also Android 14 which should be deployed at that time. If we are so sure of ourselves, it is because the Mountain View firm has just updated the page of its store devoted to future announcements and we see there written black on white: “More help at your fingertips with the Google Pixel Watch 2“. Doubt is no longer allowed and the name is now official. No Apple-style 2nd generation Pixel Watch.
So we have, at the same time, the first official image of the Pixel Watch 2, whose only visible element that seems to have changed is the rotating crown, now more rounded.
At this point, that’s all we officially know about it. Pre-orders will begin on October 4 following the conference.
New processor, health measures
Luckily, the leaks are here to spice up the news surrounding Google’s second watch a bit. Two important elements should evolve: already the health measures, a fundamental element for a connected watch, should improve. A new sensor would invite itself, the continuous electrodermal activity sensor, also called cEDA. This is able to pick up some of the electrical activity on the surface of the skin, which helps determine the level of stress. The measure of the skin temperature could also be introduced.
The watch should also benefit from a new processor, the Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 offering more performance, but also better temperature management and therefore potentially a slight gain in autonomy. The battery would also increase from 294 mAh to 306 mAh. Nothing to revolutionize the thing. The RAM would remain at 2 GB and the Oled screen would retain its diameter of 1.2 inches.
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