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Google’s next Pixel Watch could sport better battery life

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One of the issues many people have with Wear OS based smartwatches is that battery life on these devices tend to be quite bad. The Pixel Watch is no exception, but the good news is that its successor could offer longer-lasting battery life.

This is according to a report from 9to5Google in which they claim that Google is expected to launch the Pixel Watch 2 later this year alongside the Pixel 8. One of the major changes Google could be making is changing the chipset used in the smartwatch.

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The original Pixel Watch was powered by the Samsung Exynos 9110 chipset which is an older chipset and was used by the 2018 Galaxy Watch. The report claims that for the Pixel Watch 2, Google could turn to the Qualcomm Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 which could potentially result in better energy efficiency, which in turn means longer-lasting battery.

It is unclear how much longer battery life we’re talking about, but the current Pixel Watch doesn’t last that long, so hopefully the use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset could push the watch’s total usage time to more than a day. Obviously going for longer is ideal, but we wouldn’t get our hopes up.

The Pixel 8 is expected to debut later in the year. Its predecessor was announced in October last year, so the Pixel 8 should debut around the same time this year as well, unless Google changes their timetable.

Source: 9to5Google

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Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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