Due to a “firmware update”, Google had to change and increase the charging speed specified for the first generation Pixel Watch.
At launch, Google said the Pixel Watch could go from 0 to 50% in 30 minutes, which the Pixel Watch 2 achieved today. This was the “loading speed” listed in the Google Store technical specifications for the product.
With the launch of the Pixel Watch 2, the company updated “Technical and hardware specifications for Google Pixel Watch“Support page. Now it takes 45 minutes to reach 50%, an increase of 15 minutes.
It takes 20 minutes longer, so 75 minutes at 80%. Previously I used to complete the loading process with this amount. Now 30 minutes to reach 100% increased to 110 minutes.
|Pixel Clock: alt||Pixel Clock: neu||Pixel Watch 2|
|0-50%||30 minutes||45 minutes||30 minutes|
|0-80%||55 minutes||75 minutes||43 minutes|
|0-100%||80 minutes||110 minutes||75 minutes|
“A firmware update for the Google Pixel Watch requires us to review charging times, and the new times reflect what the average user will experience,” Google said. The company did not say when the change was implemented or why it was necessary.
Thermal concerns come to mind, as the Pixel Watch feels quite warm after a full charging session. (The Pixel Watch 2’s pin charger generates less heat.) These updated times are more reflective of what we’ve seen on the first-generation device in recent months.
This update comes just like last year’s Pixel Watch Still available for purchase The Google Store has a $70 discount, bringing the price to $279 for the Wi-Fi model and $329 for the LTE model. In our opinion, the price cut isn’t deep enough, and the hardware upgrades offered by the Pixel Watch 2 like the new Snapdragon W5 make it worth it, especially in terms of future-proofing.
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