The brand new leak says the rumored Pixel Watch successor will use the extra environment friendly 4nm Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 Plus chip, backing up earlier stories.
The brand new chip may considerably enhance its efficiency and doubtlessly carry multi-day battery life to the platform. The primary Pixel Watch used a a lot slower 10nm Exynos 9110, which bought as much as, at most, 15 hours of battery life in The Verge’s Victoria Music’s assessment final 12 months.
Apple makes use of UWB to allow precision-finding of its AirTags and latest AirPods Professional, as does Samsung for its Galaxy tags and Buds2 Professional, whereas Google’s Pixel lineup has already included UWB chips within the Professional editions of the Pixel 6 and seven smartphones, in addition to the Pixel Fold and Pixel Pill.
If the Pixel Watch 2 beneficial properties UWB help, then Google’s watch wouldn’t simply be extra simply positioned within the firm’s Discover My System community however may very well be the primary Android smartwatch to get the wi-fi expertise. That would allow different comfort options like unlocking your automotive along with your watch, although given how little Apple has completed with the U1 chip within the Apple Watch, it’s essential to maintain expectations low for now.
The watch’s battery capability can even be elevated from 294mAh within the first Pixel Watch to 306mAh, in keeping with Wojciechowska, which must also modestly enhance battery life by itself. Wojciechowska additionally writes that the watch will help “seamless updates,” presumably referring to the Android update process that purports to hurry up the method of updating a tool by partitioning the replace and solely making use of it after a restart.