You won’t have to wait very long to discover the Pixel Watch 2. The long-awaited Pixel Watch 2 should arrive later this year with the Pixel 8 series. Numerous wristwatch leaks over the past few weeks have revealed several features of the upcoming Pixel Watch 2. Today, the smart watch went through the FCC, according to 9to5Google.
Regulatory certification at the FCC reveals three variants of the Pixel Watch 2 comprising model numbers G4TSL, GC368, and GD2WG. The G4TSL is apparently the Bluetooth/Wi-Fi model with four strap styles: plastic active strap, metal mesh strap, metal link strap and thin metal strap.
The source notes that the metal mesh strap is likely the metallic mesh strap available with the first-gen Pixel Watch. In contrast, the metal mesh strap never saw the light of day for the first Pixel Watch, and the thin metal strap appears to be new.
The GC368 model supports LTE bands 5 and 7. The GD2WG model, on the other hand, supports LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, 66 and 71 and is probably the American cell model.
No UWB chip
The FCC listing does not mention a UWB chipas claimed in a previous leak regarding the smart watch. It’s a bit of a shame, because UWB is very promising in the field of wearables. This chip would enable device-to-device communication functions and is used for digital car keys on Pixels and other smartphones (in addition to NFC).
Even without UWB, rumors paint an interesting picture of the second generation of the Pixel Watch. So far, the watch is expected to get Fitbit Sense 2’s cEDA sensor for stress tracking, and Google has just announced that a redesign of the Fitbit app is on the way. The latest FCC listing for the Pixel Watch 2 suggests that the launch of the second iteration of Google’s smartwatch is imminent. Along with the regulatory listing, the expected specs, according to previous leaks, include four new watch faces that ship with the Pixel Watch 2.
The processor that powers the smart watch would be the Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 SoC, which means that the smart watch ditches Samsung’s Exynos to take on the best smart watches Android this fall. The alleged chipset offers significant performance improvements over the original Pixel Watch and is likely to offer better battery life than its predecessor.
Generally, these rumors give the impression that Google is improving health tracking and battery lifetwo of the main issues we encountered with the original Pixel Watch when it launched.