According to sources from 9to5Google, the upcoming Pixel Watch will have a 300mAh battery and cellular connectivity. The latter is an influential feature that makes it possible to leave the smartphone at home, but that does not yet work in the Netherlands.
9to5Google makes a comparison in terms of battery capacity with the Galaxy Watch4 models, which for the time being are the only ones running on Wear OS 3, which the Pixel Watch will undoubtedly also run. The 40mm Watch4 has a 247mAh battery, which ‘depending on use’ lasts about 24 hours. The 44mm variant ‘generally’ lasts for 30 to 40 hours. Older Android smartwatches, such as the Fossil Gen 6 and the Skagen Falster Gen 6, also have 300mAh batteries and last around 24 hours.
However, the Pixel Watch is expected to Wear OS 3.1 run, according to ‘smartphone good’ Evan Blass. Since it is not known what optimizations to the energy consumption are incorporated in this new version, it is not possible to fully compare the Watch4 and the Pixel Watch in terms of battery life.
The presence of mobile connectivity on smartwatches is not new, but it is still in its infancy in the Netherlands. These smartwatches do not have a SIM slot, but an e-SIM ‘slot’. The only provider in the Netherlands that currently offers the option of taking an e-SIM for a smartwatch is T-Mobile, and that provider only does that for the Apple Watch. The Company does not rule out that it will also offer e-SIM for Android smartwatches in the future, but there is no date attached. In Belgium, Android smartwatches are already supported with e-SIM. Users can contact Orange and Telenet there.
Photos of the Pixel Watch leaked a week ago. Someone allegedly left the device in a restaurant and a friend of the finder posted photos online. Later, that person posted more photos, this time including the watch band.
Earlier rumors, coming from sources from YouTuber Jon Prosser, stated that the smartwatch should be released on May 26. Google itself has not yet revealed or disclosed anything.