Although Google has confirmed that Pixel watch is on the way, he didn’t really say much about it – and that means we still rely on rumors and leaks with the last one turning out to be rather disappointing.
Team in 9do5Google we dug into the Fitbit Android app, came across references to sleep tracking on the Pixel Watch and the following message: “You will need at least 30% fee to track all night”.
About eight hours is the standard recommendation for sleep time, and if 30% of the smartwatch’s battery life is enough to cover it, we can take a look at the 24 hours between charges on the Google Pixel Watch, which would be very similar to this one. Apple Watch, and it certainly won’t bother you at the top of the list of the best smartwatches.
There is an app for that
Google now owns Fitbit now, of course, but it’s unclear how much support the Fitbit app will have for the upcoming watch. There isn’t there were indications that Google will launch a dedicated Pixel Watch application to manage the device.
Looks like Google Fit isn’t going anywhere either, based on how little information we havewhich opens up the possibility of using three different applications to manage everything that happens on the Pixel Watch.
Hopefully things will get clearer when Pixel Watch finally goes on sale. The actual release date is something else that we’re not sure of, but it’s widely expected that the wearable device will show up alongside Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro around October.
Analysis: 24 hours is the bare minimum
When it comes to smartwatches, a day of battery life is just the bare minimum that manufacturers can get away with. It’s hard to imagine someone wanting to buy a wearable device that requires charging both during the day and at night.
While the 24 hours between charges are a bit disappointing, that is true for what you get with the Apple Watch. It hasn’t really changed since the release of the first version of the wearable, and it didn’t hurt sales too much.
However, Apple (and perhaps Google now) risks lagging behind in battery life. Garmin and Samsung smartwatches (including new Galaxy watch 5) are usually able to get at least two days between charges.
Larger batteries, more efficient components, and software improvements can help extend the life of your wearable devices, but if the impressive battery life of Google’s smartwatch is approaching, it looks like we’ll have to wait for the Pixel Watch 2.