Google has introduced its second-generation Pixel Watch alongside the Pixel 8 series at its 2023 Pixel event. The watch resembles the First generation Pixel Watch but brings some upgrades. See price, features and more.
Pixel Watch 2: specs and features
The Pixel Watch 2 has the same round display, which appears slightly curved. It consists of 100% recyclable aluminum, making it 10% lighter than its predecessor. The watch also houses a haptic crown, which is larger this time, and a side button.
The AMOLED display supports maximum 1000 nits brightness and AOD. It has a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The Pixel Watch 2 has a quad-core Qualcomm 5100 chipset with the Cortex M33 coprocessor. This is expected to improve both battery life and performance of the watch. The Pixel Watch 2 supports a larger 306mAh battery, which is said to last up to 24 hours with AOD enabled. There is also support for fast charging, which will give you a 50% charge in about 30 minutes.
The smartwatch comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. There is a heart rate sensor with an AI heart rate algorithm, a SpO2 sensor and ECG support. There is also support for the skin temperature sensor. The new addition is the Fitbit Sense 2’s Body Response feature, which can sense sweat levels and heart rate changes to see if you’re stressed. This is thanks to the new continuous electrodermal activity (cEDA) sensor, which was missing from the Pixel Watch 1.
You can also manage stress and track your steps, calories and sleep through the Pixel Watch 2, while tracking various physical activities. There are new heart rate zone coaching and pace training features to help you keep track of your goals. You also get the new Fitbit app. It runs Wear OS 4.0, among other things, to access features like image and GIF previews, single-tap directions, and improved accessibility features. There are Google apps like Google Maps, YouTube and more along with Google Assistant. Moreover, you get various safety features such as fall detection, Emergency SOS, Medical ID and more.
Price and availability
The Google Pixel Watch 2 is priced at $349 (~Rs 29,000) for the Wi-Fi variant and $399 (~Rs 33,000) for the 4G LTE model. It is now available for pre-order and will be available for purchase on October 12.
The smartwatch also comes with 6 months of Fitbit Premium and 1 year of YouTube Premium subscription. You can grab it in polished silver (aluminum case/bay active strap and aluminum case/porcelain active strap), matte black and champagne gold.