Pixel Watch 2 is more durable, equipped with Qualcomm processor and enhanced health application functions

In juxtaposition with last year’s Pixel Watch, Google accentuates that the newly unveiled Pixel Watch 2 boasts an IP68 water and dust resistance rating, suggesting that this avant-garde smartwatch promises heightened durability, rendering it apt for use during inclement weather or during athletic endeavors.

Visually, its aesthetic seems nearly indistinguishable from the preceding Pixel Watch, yet there’s a potential shift towards an aerospace-grade aluminum alloy chassis, supplanting the extant medical-grade stainless steel. Pixel Watch 2 is empowered by a quad-core architecture, leveraging the Qualcomm Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1, operating on the Wear OS 4 platform. Key enhancements include safety check-ins, impromptu location sharing, and seamless interaction with Gmail and Calendar.

Further specifications encompass a Cortex M33 co-processor to amplify the watch’s responsiveness, paired with 2GB of RAM and 32GB eMMC storage. It is equipped with a 306mAh battery, ensuring up to 24 hours of usage on a full charge, and its rapid charging capability can replenish 12 hours of power within a mere 30 minutes. The display is an AMOLED screen with a dazzling peak brightness of 1000 nits. The watch’s chassis, crafted from 100% recycled aluminum, retains the IP68 water and dust resistance, mirroring the dimensions of its predecessor but shedding a modest 5 grams in weight.

The watch itself underscores enhanced athletic and health data tracking, imbibing design elements from Fitbit products. It incorporates a cEDA continuous electrodermal activity sensor and a skin temperature probe. Furthermore, it employs machine learning to proffer optimal fitness training recommendations.

As for connectivity, the watch offers both Wi-Fi and 4G options and retains compatibility with the bands of the earlier Pixel Watch. Despite its array of features, its suggested retail price harmonizes with that of the inaugural Pixel Watch, commencing at a competitive $349.