The next Made by Google event is just around the corner, and all eyes are on the Pixel 8 And Pixel 8 Pro.
However, we must not forget the Pixel Watch 2which debuted a year later his predecessor. All the rumors and leaks are about to be confirmed or denied, with the latest one also coming into play.
Informer Kamila Wojciechowska, known for her Pixel leaks, recently shared on the Pixel Watch 2 will feature automatic workout tracking. This includes start, stop and pause features, a welcome addition to the Pixel Watch lineup. Essentially, the Pixel Watch 2 detects your workout type when you start and lets you start tracking with a button or dismiss it if you’re not interested.
This is a minor, but practical addition. Unlike its predecessor, the Pixel Watch 2 would catch up with the standard automatic workout tracking found in many smartwatches and health-focused trackers. If the leaks are confirmed, it will track details such as pace, heart rate and laps.
The significant improvement lies in the watch’s ability to recognize when you start and stop training, pausing tracking accordingly. For example, if you’re cycling and decide to take a walk, the watch should automatically pause the workout.
A welcome feature
On the other hand, the previous Pixel Watch did not have this automatic tracking function. While the Fitbit app could detect basic exercises like walks or runs, the watch itself couldn’t start, pause, or stop an exercise autonomously when necessary. It’s a step forward, that’s for sure.
The Pixel Watch 2 should run Wear OS, likely Wear OS 4, and given that Google owns Fitbit, it’s expected to retain Fitbit integration. Fitness features could include standard health tracking items such as a heart rate sensor, ECG, blood oxygen tracker, detailed sleep tracking and turn-by-turn navigation.
Additionally, the watch could feature Google’s per-second heart rate tracking and possibly integrate a temperature sensor, aligning with trends seen in competitors such as the Apple Watch Series 9 and Galaxy Watch 6.