Google Pixel Watch 2 Review

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8.1/10 (Expert Score)
Product is rated as #2 in category Smart watches
The Google Pixel Watch 2 has better battery life, performance, and fitness‎ monitoring than its predecessor. Its single case size, plain style, and need for a premium‎ membership to use Fitbit's platform are drawbacks. The watch attracts fitness enthusiasts who want an‎ all-day fitness companion, but rival smartwatches provide more design options and better functionality. In conclusion,‎ the Google Pixel Watch 2 is a good smartwatch but needs to stand out, appealing‎ more to fitness trackers and Google ecosystem users.
Watch Design
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Watch Quality
  • Brand Value
  • New 4-core CPU
  • Faster charge time
  • Increased performance
  • Only one case size
  • The screen's bezel is too big

The Google Pixel Watch 2 aims to improve on its‎ predecessor and stand out in the smartwatch market. This watch offers a flexible daily companion‎ with a razor-sharp emphasis on battery life, performance, and fitness tracking. This detailed analysis will‎ examine the Pixel Watch 2’s design, construction, display, performance, and fitness tracking. We’ll also investigate‎ Wear OS 4’s battery life, price, and availability. After reading this review, you’ll know whether‎ the Google Pixel Watch 2 suits you.


Design And Build

The Google Pixel Watch 2‎ looks very similar to its predecessor. A simple yet stylish 41mm smartwatch with a 12.3mm‎ thickness. It weighs 58 grams with the Active band and is made of recyclable aluminium.‎ Its lightweight design makes it comfortable for 24/7 use. This basic design may appeal to‎ some, but its dull look and lack of case sizes may not. The watch’s plan‎ needs to be more striking and blend in. This may appeal to people who want‎ a discreet smartwatch, but it also makes the Pixel Watch 2 a fitness tracker rather‎ than a luxury watch.


Display, Sensors, And Performance

The Google Pixel Watch 2 has a‎ tiny, practical display. Its 1.2-inch screen with 320 ppi and 1,000 nits provides a clean,‎ bright viewing experience. The screen is better than its predecessor but smaller than the 40mm‎ Samsung Galaxy Watch 6.

Pixel Watch 2 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 CPU, ARM Cortex‎ M33 co-processor, and 2GB RAM. This combo performs well. Unlike the Pixel Watch, the watch‎ reacts quickly and seamlessly. Unlike the Galaxy Watch 6, which struggles with demanding applications like‎ Google Maps, the Pixel Watch 2 delivers a smooth user experience.

While performance is good,‎ the watch’s screen size may be weak. It may not catch colours as strongly or‎ engage visually as larger-screened rivals. A noticeable bezel around the display may also distract consumers.‎

Google Pixel Watch 2 sensors improve its functioning. The watch has an improved multi-path optical‎ heart rate sensor on the rear. In addition to heart rate, this sensor measures blood‎ oxygen, skin temperature, and stress. The Pixel Watch 2 can also detect abnormal heartbeats and‎ inform consumers. The watch has a compass, altimeter, gyroscope, accelerometer, barometer, and magnetometer for health‎ and activity monitoring.

The Google Pixel Watch 2’s Snapdragon W5 CPU and brilliant screen operate‎ well. However, its small size and big bezel may not suit visual immersion seekers. Its‎ fitness and health tracking sensors make it a flexible tool for monitoring parameters.


Fitness And‎ Health Tracking

Fitbit’s fitness platform is free and premium on the Google Pixel Watch 2.‎ The free version tracks workouts, heart rate, and steps. Premium subscribers get the Daily Readiness‎ Score and sleep analysis. Fitbit has a comprehensive platform, but a monthly fee may deter‎ customers. A makeover of the Fitbit app’s user interface emphasizes sleep data and clear section‎ separation. The platform’s stress management feature shows users how activity and sleep affect mood and‎ stress. However, notifications might be hefty. Fitbit’s automatic workout monitoring begins after 10 minutes, or‎ users may manually start it. Users may set their heart rate zone on the Pixel‎ Watch 2 and get notifications to reach or maintain it.


Wear Os 4

Google’s Pixel‎ Watch 2 runs Wear OS 4. Wear OS 4’s efficiency enhancements and improved CPU boost‎ battery life. However, dependability difficulties persist. The watch may miss calls and not get notifications,‎ which is aggravating. Google Assistant, available via voice commands and a lengthy side button press,‎ performs well but needs to be more consistent. Some users may experience Assistant unresponsiveness. Wear‎ OS’s new WhatsApp and Gmail applications interact seamlessly with phone apps for a better user‎ experience. Although voice input is preferable, Wear OS’s keyboard is natural and accurate for typing.‎ The outside microphone takes up spoken instructions well. Despite advancements, Wear OS needs to be‎ more reliable and buggy, which may worry consumers wanting a consistent experience.


Battery Life And‎ Charging

The Pixel Watch 2’s battery life impresses. It surpasses Google’s promises by providing 24‎ hours of always-on display usage. Exercise tracking and nightly sleep monitoring may last almost 36‎ hours. The watch’s 306mAh battery charges quickly, reaching 70% in 30 minutes and complete in‎ under an hour. The battery charge indicator often sticks at 98%, which may bother some‎ users. Taking the watch off the charger and reattaching it fixes this instantly. Sleep monitoring,‎ a 30-minute non-GPS exercise, and Google Maps navigation affect battery life, but the Pixel Watch‎ 2 is a trustworthy companion throughout the day.


Price And Availability

Wi-Fi and LTE Google‎ Pixel Watch 2s cost $349 and $399, respectively. Wi-Fi models cost £349 in the UK,‎ while LTE models cost £399. Four colour combinations are combined with specified bands. The options‎ include polished Silver with the Bay Active Band, Matte Black with the Obsidian Active Band,‎ Champagne Gold with our Hazel Active Band, and Porcelain Active Band. Note that the watch‎ only comes in a 41mm casing. The Pixel Watch 2 may be more costly than‎ some rivals, but it has unique features that suit Google ecosystem users, making it an‎ appealing pick.

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