At the very least, there is an opportunity for improvement. The current Pixel Watch is less efficient than the Apple Watch and many other Wear OS devices because it is powered by a system-on-chip from 2018, the Exynos 9110. More battery life and performance could be obtained from the design with a more modern SoC. Google may take health sensors from more recent Fitbit gadgets like the Sense 2 and use them. There is only one 41mm case, so it won’t be shocking if a larger model is available for individuals who enjoy large watches.
Software may also have a significant impact on the Android 14 beta code clues. The customizable Material You Colour theming, first seen in Android 12, may be used by Wear OS. For the current Pixel Watch, Google has yet to enable important health measures like oxygen saturation (SpO2) and night-time skin temperature, even though those might not need new hardware.
Expectations are high for the Pixel Watch 2 regardless of whether the rumour is true. The goal of Google’s wristwear is to spark interest in Wear OS as a whole. In addition to correcting the Pixel Watch’s faults, a successful follow-up might encourage other smartwatch manufacturers to intensify their efforts. It is all set to hit the market in the later half of the year.