We have previously covered the chip and health sensors of the Pixel Watch, and we can now share some information regarding the battery life of Google’s first wearable.

As we’ve learnt since publishing our initial claim, Google’s next smartphone has an accurate capacity of slightly under 300 mAh. The Pixel Watch is believed to last up to a day on a single charge, per a source. This estimate may vary before launch; it represents Google’s current thinking at this point in the pre-release life cycle.

We were unable to find out under what circumstances the Pixel Watch was tested, specifically whether the always-on display (AOD) was turned on. Another concern is whether Google included sleep tracking in that figure and whether you can use the watch for the entire day while tracking your sleep without needing to recharge it until you wake up.

Overall, that battery life is comparable to what the Fossil Gen 6 advertises and is quite usual for Wear OS. Samsung promises 40 hours , however the 40mm Galaxy Watch 4’s 247 mAh battery has lasted for us for around a day as well. Only the bigger 44mm Galaxy Watch 4 appears to routinely meet Samsung’s 40-hour guarantee. While counting a one-hour workout, Apple only claims 18 hours for the Apple Watch, most users report more endurance.

Pixel Watch battery life

The Pixel Watch’s magnetic to USB-C cable does not provide exceptionally quick charging, it was discovered in the meantime. It doesn’t come close to being as quick as Apples current offering (Series 7), which claims to reach 0-80% in roughly 45 minutes and 0100% in 75 minutes over USB-C with a 20W adaptor. The 300 mAh Fossil Gen 6, which boasts 0-80% in approximately half an hour , is another comparison.

The estimated 110-minute charging time for the Galaxy Watch 4—which we previously regarded to be simply too slow—is closer to and a little longer for the Pixel Watch.

If they don’t alter before launch, these Pixel Watch battery life and charging speed predictions are by no means excessive. It’s expected behavior. Google should have taken the lead in the Wear OS market on this specific criteria since Android-based smartwatches have always struggled with it. The company’s conservative usage projections and a Pixel Watch battery life of at least 24 hours are the best-case scenarios we can hope for.

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