Speculation has been swirling about the Google Pixel Watch for a few years now, but leaks have been coming out of the woodwork in recent days as we get closer to its expected appearance at Google I/O 2022 in May.
Google’s first wristwatch has been spotted in a restaurant with a familiar-looking test unit, and there are rumours of various variants with a price between $300 and $400 with “restricted” availability.
The watch’s internal components have been revealed by Google’s sources. One of the biggest advantages of the Pixel Watch is that it won’t need your phone to act as a bridge. There is also a battery capacity of 300 mAh that has been reported.
According to rumours, the Pixel Watch is said to have a 36-hour battery life. It’s not known if this capacity is constant throughout the reported many variants of the wearable. Granted, the Fitbit Sense works for six days on a 266 mAh battery, but based on what we know, it’s more probable that it will last two days or less.
That’s because, like the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 from last year, the Pixel Watch is very certainly running Wear OS 3. The 40mm and 44mm models of Samsung’s wearable have 247 mAh and 361 mAh batteries, respectively. The Pixel Watch’s battery life is expected to be comparable to that of Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, which has a 572 mAh battery, based on the company’s guarantee of “up to 40 hours.”
Many believe the Pixel Watch will be powered by Samsung’s latest wearable, the W920 processor. If this is the case, then the two wearables will have almost comparable performance and endurance, with the exception of the differences in each device’s individual sensors and screen sizes.
In the near future, we’ll learn more about the Pixel Watch. In only 12 days, Mountain View will play host to Google I/O, where the wearable is anticipated to make an appearance, even if just as a teaser. As a matter of fact, according to the leaker Jon Prosser, this is all we’ll receive for now. ‘Pixel Watch will be publicly revealed and [released] in October,’ he said on Twitter.