Google could use the Fitbit acquisition to improve the features of the upcoming Pixel Watch 2 smartwatch. Google is releasing the second-generation Pixel Watch early next month, and while the company has been teasing the product’s design, we’re slowly learning more about the features the Pixel Watch 2 could include this year.
Google is likely to use a Snapdragon W5 series chip to power the new smartwatch, which will come with Wear OS 4.0 out of the box. But as with all wearables, all eyes are on the Pixel Watch 2’s new health features, and the list is expected to be exciting.
According to reports, Google could bring an improved electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor to help track your stress levels, something the Apple Watch has learned over the years. It will be interesting to see if the Pixel Watch 2 gets an alert feature for these sensors, making them more useful.
But the main highlight of the Pixel Watch 2 is reportedly the built-in thermometer that can be used to check your temperature. We’ve seen this feature in the Fitbit Sense 2 before, and now that Google owns the technology from the company, it makes sense to bring it to the Pixel Watch lineup as well.
According to reports, Google will also bring a built-in temperature sensor to the Pixel 8 Pro model. The phones and the Pixel Watch 2 will be released on the 4th. October at the same event in New York.
Design videos have shown that the Pixel Watch 2 will have a sleek design with thin bezels on the display. Google has also confirmed that both the Pixel 8 series and the Pixel Watch 2 will be coming to India around the same time next month. Google may launch both Wi-Fi and LTE models of the Pixel Watch 2.