Google Pixel Watch 2 is scheduled to be unveiled at the Made by Google event on October 4, alongside the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. Previous leaks have hinted at some key specs and color options the smartwatch could launch in. A new report suggests that the upcoming wearable smart device will come with some significant upgrades, including features also seen on the Fitbit Sense 2. In addition to security upgrades, the watch is also expected to come with a built-in thermometer.
The Pixel Watch 2, which is expected to succeed the Pixel Watch, will reportedly offer features such as an improved Electrodermal Activity (EDA) sensor that will record and allow the user to monitor their stress levels. According to a 9to5Google report, the upcoming watch will launch with this improved sensor and will help users regulate their stress levels.
The report also adds that just like the Fitbit Sense 2, the Pixel Watch 2 will likely come with an additional skin temperature sensor that will work like a thermometer and help users track their body temperature. However, the Fitbit Sense 2 only monitors skin temperature at night.
According to the report, the temperature sensor can be used not only to read the thermometer but also to track a user’s menstrual cycles. Notably, the Pixel 8 Pro, which will be unveiled at the same event as the Pixel Watch 2, is also likely to ship with a built-in temperature sensor, according to another report.
The Pixel Watch 2 could be offered in Silver/White, Silver/Bay, Gold/Hazel and Black/Obsidian color options. The smartwatch models are expected to have LTE and Wi-Fi variants. It is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 series chipset. The Pixel Watch 2 could come with a Snapdragon W5 or Snapdragon W5+ SoC.