Google finally released the long-awaited Pixel Watch earlier this year as the Pixel ecosystem continues to take shape. There are premium handsets, true wireless Bluetooth earbuds, and the timepiece. Next year we will see the Pixel Tablet. For Pixel fans, you couldn’t ask for anything more (except secure facial recognition, larger batteries, and an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor for the Pixel 8 series).
A future update will allow the Pixel Watch to support “closed-loop” transit cards
The Google Pixel Watch running Wear OS
The post answers some questions that some Pixel Watch users might have such as ‘what factors impact battery life on the Pixel Watch?’ Google says that “Battery life depends on features enabled, usage, environment, and many other factors.” The Pixel Watch’s capabilities, LTE connectivity, full bright display, and “robust” haptics use additional power compared to other devices. But as Google notes, this “provides our users with helpfulness and health insights even when they don’t have their phone.”
The Pixel Watch is on sale for $299.99 for Black Friday
The post also notes that Wear OS suggests that all music apps play tunes over wireless earbuds instead of using the Pixel Watch speakers. The speakers on the timepiece are made for phone calls and notifications which means that when you want to listen to Spotify and YouTube Music, those apps will connect using Bluetooth which is perfect for your earbuds.
If you already own a Pixel Watch, you might wonder how often the device syncs with the Fitbit app. Google answers this by writing, “Your watch syncs periodically with the Fitbit app throughout the day or after you complete an exercise or sleep cycle. To manually sync your watch, open your Fitbit app, pull down on the Today tab, or on your watch, tap Fitbit Today app > swipe down to the bottom > Sync.
For Black Friday, you can pick up the Google Pixel Watch at a reduced price of $299.99 from various retail establishments. The device is normally priced at $349 giving you a 14% discount for the holidays. It is available in one size-41mm-and it works with Android phones only. Powering the watch is an Exynos 9110 chip (first released in 2018 and used inside the original Samsung Galaxy Watch) along with a Cortex M33 co-processor. The battery will run all day and charges to 50% after 30 minutes.