Pixel Watch 2: Google focuses on health and better autonomy with its new connected watch – Frandroid

Google has introduced its second connected watch, the Pixel Watch 2. It offers better autonomy, more detailed health data and enhanced personal security.

Google Pixel Watch 2 // Source: Google

Like clockwork, Google used its Made by Google conference this Tuesday evening to unveil its second generation of connected watches, a year after launching the first Pixel Watch. It must be said that this announcement was not a secret, since in recent months the company has multiplied the number of teasers and even presented the design of the watch itself. So here is the Google Pixel Watch 2.

It actually has the same look as the manufacturer’s first striking model, with a round pebble format. Only the crown has been slightly revised to give it a slightly rounder design than the first version. On the screen side, there is no difference in this Pixel Watch 2, which has a round OLED panel that can reach 1000 cd/m² at a resolution of 450 x 450 pixels. The glass is protected by Gorilla Glass 5, but unfortunately the edges are still as wide as the first model.

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The Pixel Watch 2 weighs 31 grams without the strap and has a diameter of 41 mm.

Improved autonomy and advanced health features

In fact, Google has improved its copy primarily around performance and health measures. The Pixel Watch 2 is actually powered by a latest generation Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 chip, just like the Ticwatch Pro 5 or the Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro. Enough to ensure, on paper, better fluidity and possibly improved autonomy thanks to a better 4nm engraving process. Google says that the Pixel Watch 2’s autonomy has been improved for a full day of use. Charging can save you 50% battery in 30 minutes. Expect a capacity of 306 mAh.

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As far as health data is concerned, the watch has the same electrodermal sensor (EDA) as the Fitbit Sense 2 or the Fitbit Charge 6. Enough to not only provide a more accurate measurement of heart rate, but also a measurement of skin temperature or a better analysis of the enable Body Response function to control the user’s stress level throughout the day.

1696475661 879 Pixel Watch 2 Google focuses on health and better autonomyThe Pixel Watch 2’s Body Reaction feature // Source: Google

Wear OS 4 and security features

Like the Galaxy Watch 6 and the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic, the new Pixel Watch 2 also benefits from the latest version of Google’s Wear OS 4 operating system. In particular, it will integrate two new applications for connected watches: Google Calendar and Gmail directly manage yours Emails or events from your wrist. The watch also enables simplified backup and restore via your Google One account.

Like Apple with its Apple Watch, Google also relies on functions dedicated to personal safety. In addition to fall detection, you can use the watch to set a countdown with an estimated return time while hiking. At the end of this countdown, if you have not extended the deadline, your final position will be sent to an emergency contact.

Price and release date

Just like the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, the Google Pixel Watch 2 is already available for pre-order and will be available in stores from October 12th at a price of 399 euros in the WiFi version and 449 euros in the WiFi version. Fi version. 4G. Google also offers a six-month subscription to Fitbit Premium for every purchase of the watch.

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