Google is getting ready to launch the Google Pixel Watch 2, its new smartwatch. It seems that Google has made big improvements compared to the previous version. One of the main changes is that they have replaced the old Exynos 9110 SoC with a more efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 processor. This new processor has better performance, with four Arm Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.7GHz instead of the previous dual-core setup. The GPU performance is also much better, thanks to the newer Adreno 702.
The new Snapdragon chip is much better than the old Exynos chip, which made the original Pixel Watch’s battery life weak. The Snapdragon W5 is made using the same Samsung 4nm process as most smartphone chips from 2021 and 2022, which makes it more efficient. It also has features like Deep Sleep and Hibernation that help save power and improve battery life. The Pixel Watch 2 also has ultra-wideband (UWB), which allows for new things like finding devices accurately, unlocking a car with Digital Car Key, and easily transferring media to other UWB-enabled devices.
The Pixel Watch 2 has a slightly better battery life than its predecessor. The battery has a capacity of 306mAh, which is 4% higher. The display is the same as before, a 1.2-inch round OLED panel from Samsung Display.
The Pixel Watch 2 will come with Wear OS 4, which is based on Android 13. This update will make the watch faster and support dynamic theming. The watch will also have seamless updates, meaning the operating system can update in the background without interrupting the user.
The Pixel Watch 2 will come in LTE and Wi-Fi-only versions, with the codenames Eos and Aurora. It will have three model numbers: G4TSL, GC3G8, and GD2WG. Overall, the Pixel Watch 2 is better than the previous version. It fixes problems and adds new features, making it a good choice for a smartwatch.