Although it had a rather wobbly launch being a first-gen device and all, the Google Pixel Watch has improved over time and can now be considered a decent smartwatch to own. That said, we’re slowly but surely getting closer to announcing the Pixel 8 series, and it’s rumored that Google will also introduce a second-generation smartwatch alongside it.
So what will the tech giant improve with its second-generation smartwatch?
Google’s next smartwatch, the Pixel Watch 2, internally coded as “eos”, has surfaced on the Google Play Consolegiving an overview of the design of the smart watch and some of its characteristics. But, there is still room for surprises! The render reveals that the Pixel Watch 2 will sport a circular dial, reminiscent of the first-generation Pixel Watch. In addition, a physical button is positioned on the right side of the watch, like its predecessor.
The Pixel Watch 2 should be powered by Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 chipset (SW5100) from Qualcomm, associated with 2 GB RAM. The new Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 is supposed to take up less space since it’s built on the 4nm process (meaning the smart watches could be smaller). It will also enable higher processing speeds and better battery efficiency.
Previous reports hinted at the potential inclusion of a custom coprocessor and support for ultra-wideband (UWB). There smart watch has received FCC certification for both LTE and Wi-Fi variants.
A launch in October
The Pixel Watch 2 screen is confirmed to have a resolution of 383×384 pixels, as indicated by the Google Play Console listing. There smart watch will run Android 13, with Wear OS 4.0. The watch should notably offer four new watch faces: Accessible, Arc, Analog Bold and Bold Digital. Equipped with a 306 mAh battery, the Pixel Watch 2 promises long-lasting use.
Given that the Pixel 7 series was introduced in October of the previous year, it’s reasonable to expect the Pixel 8 series and the Watch 2 to be unveiled around the same time this year.