The Google Pixel Watch was unveiled alongside the Pixel Buds Pro and Pixel 6a as the company’s first smartwatch product during May’s I/O 2022 event. It runs on the Wear OS platform with Fitbit integration for tracking various physical activities. The Google Pixel Watch will be available in the US starting this fall, and the Fitbit app is reportedly preparing support for the wearable ahead of launch. A recent APK (Android Package Kit) teardown of the app revealed new in-app text related to nightly charging reminders, suggesting the smartwatch’s estimated battery life.
9to5Google suggested an estimated battery life for the Google Pixel Watch via an APK teardown when checking the latest v3.65 version of the Fitbit app. The app can be used to manage wearable devices. According to the report, the app’s APK teardown includes new in-app text related to Google Pixel Watch nightly charging reminders. When this upcoming toggle is enabled, Fitbit will send a notification reminding users to charge their smartwatch.
The Fitbit app generally recommends charging the device at least 30% before bed to ensure effective sleep tracking. Assuming Google is thinking about sleeping through the night in 8 hours, the report suggests the smartwatch could offer around 24 hours of battery life. These are in line with past reports claiming that the Google Pixel Watch has a battery capacity of around 300mAh and can provide up to a day of runtime on a single charge.
In May, Google unveiled the Pixel Watch at its I/O 2022 event. It will run the latest version of Wear OS and have a circular display with minimal bezels and curved glass protection. The smart watch is made of stainless steel. The wearable supports Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Wallet. It can be used as a remote control for compatible smart home devices using the Home app for Wear OS.
Google is also packing a customizable, replaceable wristband on the Pixel Watch. It will also offer heart rate tracking and sleep monitoring. The Pixel Watch will also work with the Find My Device app to help users find their misplaced Pixel phone, earbuds, or any other supported device.
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