Google Pixel Watch to only match the battery life of the Galaxy Watch4 and the Apple Watch Series 7 but with slow charging capabilities
9to5Google has expanded upon predictions for the Pixel Watch's battery capacity, previously rumoured to be 300 mAh. Previously, 9to5Google was unsure whether Google would offer identical battery capacities across all Pixel Watch variants, or whether 300 mAh applied to a Wi-Fi-only model or its LTE-capable sibling. For context, the larger versions of the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic have 361 mAh batteries, a 61 mAh higher capacity than the Fossil Gen 6 manages.
Moreover, the Apple Watch Series 7 relies on a 309 mAh battery, which explains why it struggles to last longer than a day between charges. In comparison, Samsung is rumoured to have settled on a 572 mAh battery for the Galaxy Watch5 Pro, 5 mAh shy of the TicWatch Pro 3. Now, 9to5Google alleges that all Pixel Watch variants feature the same 300 mAh battery, which will yield up to a day's usage.
However, the website clarifies that it does not know under what conditions this estimate was derived. Hence, a day's battery life may only apply if you have its always-on display (AOD) functionality disabled, for example. Additionally, 9to5Google has not clarified whether this projected battery life includes sleep tracking, or whether a day represents waking hours. Worse still, 9to5Google claims that the Pixel Watch will take 1:50 hours to recharge fully, compared to the 1:15 hours that the Watch Series 7 takes to go from 0-100% charge.