While we now have a good idea of what the Google Pixel Watch will look like thanks to a bunch of leaked photos taken at a restaurant, not much has been said about the internal parts of the smartwatch, until now. A new leak sheds light on its battery capacity and connectivity features. According to 9to5Google, the upcoming smartwatch will pack a 300mAh battery. This makes sense given that the device’s thick body, presumably 14mm thick, allows for more room to accommodate a bigger battery.
According to a recent leak, Google’s first smartwatch would feature a 300mAh battery and cellular connectivity. The bands for the Google Pixel Watch have been leaked. Google Pixel Watch live image (courtesy of Reddit user u/tagtech414). The Pixel Watch, according to a fresh leak, would contain a 300mAh battery, which is somewhat larger than the Galaxy Watch 4. (40mm model). Instead than relying just on your phone for connectivity, the smartwatch is said to enable cellular connectivity.
It should be noted that a device’s endurance is hard to determine based solely on battery capacity. However, based on this leak and the likelihood of the smartwatch running Wear OS 3, it’s safe to assume that the Pixel Watch will have a longer battery life than the Galaxy Watch 4. A source also told 9to5 that the smartwatch will support cellular connectivity, which means it will not rely on a smartphone for connectivity. There’s no word on whether this will be consistent across its various models, but it’ll almost certainly be available on at least one.
It’s not clear, though, whether this battery capacity will be shared by all the rumored variants of the Pixel Watch. But it’s a safe bet that this particular battery capacity will be available on the 40mm model that was spotted at a restaurant in the U.S. a few days ago. If this is true, the Pixel Watch will edge out some of the best Android smartwatches of its size. The 40mm version of Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 packs a 247mAh battery, which the company claims can last up to 40 hours. However, according to our review, it can generally stay on for around 24 hours, though your mileage may vary depending on usage.
The Pixel Watch was recently rumored to cost between $300 and $400, which is the same price range as the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. This implies that Google is serious about going after Samsung in the wearables market. We’ll probably know more about the first Made by Google smartwatch when the Mountain View giant kicks off its I/O 2022 event on May 11. Jay Bonggolto always keeps a nose for news. He is a tech journalist based in the Philippines who has been writing about consumer tech for the past six years and has been using various Android phones since falling in love with Jelly Bean. When he’s not writing, he likes to spend time outside, stealing scenes with his phone camera.