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Google’s Pixel Watch 2 Boasts Upgraded Chip and New Sensors

Google Pixel Watch
Written by Kirsten Campbell

Google just concluded its highly anticipated ‘Made by Google’ event, where the Pixel Watch 2 was announced

The new Pixel Watch 2 is powered by a new quad-core processor and offers 24 hours of battery life. The smartwatch includes new capabilities like body response, daily sleep score, and heart rate zone coaching. The watch also ships with Google’s latest WearOS 4 and is made out of 100% recycled aluminium.

The biggest changes were improved heart rate monitoring and the addition of a pair of new sensors designed to give the watch a fuller picture of its wearer. Also, the addition of a body-response sensor and skin temperature sensor are borrowed from the Fitbit line and bring along new stress management features.


Google has ditched Samsung and equipped the Pixel Watch 2 with the more recent Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 processor chip. The 4nm quad-core SoC is a big leap from the 10nm dual-core Exynos 9110 processor that powers the Pixel Watch. It promises speedier processing with its A53 CPU cores and Cortex M33 co-processor, improved power efficiency, and better Wear OS performance. We’ve already seen the processor in action on the OPPO Watch 3 series, a China exclusive.

Elsewhere, the Pixel Watch 2 features the same 1.2-inch 320 PPI AMOLED display with 1,000 nits peak brightness, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, GPS, 4G LTE (on the LTE model), 32GB storage, and 2GB RAM.

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Kirsten Campbell is a Marketing Tornado and junk robot of information. Analytical and creative, she has been in marketing and communications since 2008 and worked with everyone from small businesses to your favorite household names. 


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