The Pixel Watch, as you may have heard, is on its way. Even though the debut is scheduled for “this fall,” which most likely means October, it’s no longer just a fantasy for tech fans. Google announced that Google Glass is genuine this year.
With several months of Pixel Watch leaks left, the most recent one said that the wearable would be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 9110 chipset. That information was confirmed just a few days ago. That’s a cause for concern, given the fact that the SoC was released in 2018 and was constructed using a 10nm manufacturing process.
Today, a new source seems to confirm that the Exynos 9110 will be used in the Pixel Watch, but it will also have a co-processor. Similar to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 4100+ SoC, which has a main CPU and a secondary extremely low power co-processor that powers the always on display and several sensors.
Since the main CPU is only used when you are actively engaged with your device, this results in better battery life, and it also offloads some lighter workflows from said main CPU so that it performs slightly better when you need it. Is this the case with the Pixel Watch as well? Just because a co-processor is mentioned doesn’t mean much, but we’ll get more information in the coming weeks and months, so don’t worry.
Moving on, Google claims that the Pixel Watch will “significantly outperform” the 1.5GB of RAM in the Galaxy Watch4. 1.55GB? 2GB? No matter what you think, the Pixel Watch won’t run out of memory. That much is evident. As an added bonus, it will have twice the storage capacity of any other Wear OS gadget currently on the market, at 32GB.
Both the Fitbit Luxe and Fitbit Charge 5 used a sensor array that is nearly identical to that found in the Versa. As Fitbit is owned by Google, it makes logical to reuse sensors like those for heart rate, SpO2, and an electrocardiogram (ECG).