Google’s upcoming smartwatch, the Pixel Watch 2, has been leaked in a new video that reveals some of its impressive features. The video, obtained by a reliable leaker, shows how the Pixel Watch 2 can measure skin temperature, track stress, heart rate, and pace, and offer a safety check option.
Skin temperature sensor
One of the most anticipated features of the Pixel Watch 2 is the skin temperature sensor, which can monitor the body temperature of the wearer. This feature could be useful for detecting fever, infection, or other health issues. However, the video also suggests that the feature may not be available in all countries, possibly due to regulatory restrictions.
Stress tracking and heart rate sensor
Another feature that the Pixel Watch 2 boasts is the stress tracking, powered by Fitbit’s stress management system. The smartwatch can measure the electrodermal activity (EDA) of the skin, which reflects the emotional arousal and stress level of the user. The watch can then ask the user how they are feeling and provide tips on how to relax.
The Pixel Watch 2 also has an improved heart rate sensor, which uses Fitbit’s multi-path technology. This sensor is expected to be more accurate than the one on the current Pixel Watch, especially during exercise. The watch can also detect seven workouts, such as running and cycling, and track the pace of the user.
Safety check option
The Pixel Watch 2 also has a safety check option, similar to the one on Pixel phones. This option allows the user to quickly and easily check their safety settings and share their location with trusted contacts in an emergency. The watch can also send an alert to the contacts if the user does not respond within a certain time.
Battery life and launch date
The video also confirms the previous rumors that the Pixel Watch 2 will have a 24-hour battery life with the Always-on Display enabled. The watch can be fully charged in about 75 minutes, according to the leak. The overall battery life is said to be about the same as the original Pixel Watch.
The Pixel Watch 2 is expected to launch later this year, along with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones. The watch will run on Wear OS 4, the new operating system for smartwatches developed by Google and Samsung. The watch will also feature a new chipset, which could be the rumored Google Tensor chip.