Google’s Pixel Watch is said to have all-day battery life


The long-awaited Google Pixel Watch was finally unveiled at this year’s Google I/O, though the company was particularly wary of its specs. There’s been a trickle of Pixel Watch leaks in the past since then, sparked by a device that was allegedly found in a restaurant just before its I/O debut. We’ve heard it’ll feature an older Exynos chipset for starters, and we’ve also heard it might have a 300mAh battery and support for LTE connectivity. Now we’re learning that the Pixel Watch may have all-day battery life, an estimate Google reportedly made internally.

The report comes from 9to5Google, citing sources inside the company. They weren’t able to determine what conditions those estimates are in, with the bigger question being whether or not an always-on display was enabled. It also doesn’t mention whether or not that day includes a sleep tracking night or not. Many Wear OS watches have poor battery life, but they’ll last you a day, a night of sleep tracking, then expect you to charge it in the morning while you get ready. Sometimes you can stretch them out until the next evening.

As a result, a day’s worth of battery life isn’t too unreasonable for a Wear OS smartwatch, as other smartwatches often manage to boast the same. Only devices like Huawei, Amazfit, OPPO and many more with their own proprietary operating systems can squeeze much longer battery life from their watches.

However, the problem can get particularly ugly when it comes to charging. According to the report, the Google Pixel Watch will not offer fast charging with its USB-C to Magnetic Dock charging cradle. That’s “nowhere near” as fast as the Apple Watch 7 which charges fully in 75 minutes, or up to 75 per cent in 45 minutes. That’s the worst, because while a watch with all-day battery life isn’t great, having to wait a long time for it to charge can mean it’s out of the way for anyone looking to buy the first deal. smart watch from Google. 9to5Google says it would take up to 110 minutes to fully charge, which is incredibly long.

Think of it this way: let’s say usage time includes using your watch for the day, sleeping, and then needing to charge it. This means that to fully charge your watch for the day (and to use it for sleep tracking that night), you’ll need to charge it for just under two full hours in the morning when you wake up. It’s just not feasible for many people.

We’ll wait to see if those Google estimates pan out, or if the company was just being conservative in its guesses. That’s definitely not a good sign for the Pixel Watch, though.


Source: 9to5Google


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