In the past few hours, Google has updated its official documentation on the Pixel Watch by better defining how to reach a milestone 24 hours of autonomy, detailing the actions to be taken and how often/duration. You can refer to the original document by following the SOURCE link, but since it is in English only, we will translate it below:
- 240 notifications
- 280 time checks
- One LTE call lasts 5 minutes
- 1 workout using LTE and GPS with music downloaded from YouTube Music playing, 45 minutes
- Google Maps Satellite Navigation Session with Watch Connected to Smartphone via Bluetooth, 50 Minutes
- The watch is configured with default settings, among which the deactivated Always-On Display stands out
Previously, official information was based on “pre-production software and hardware”; For clarity, the declared autonomy remained unchanged – 24 hours. Seems the most important AoD point of all: It is true that the screen is small and is OLED, so only the actually lit pixels are used, but in general it is a function that still has a significant impact on overall autonomy, even in the smartphone sector. It should also be noted that this method of declaring independence is not only adopted by Google: historically, Apple has also used it, for example.
Autonomy in particular is one of the main criticisms leveled at the Google Pixel Watch, the Mountain View giant’s first foray into the world of wearables (at least with the flagship brand, not to mention it’s owned Fitbit for a few years now). It is worth noting that the clock has Battery 294 mAhalmost identical to the latest generation Apple Watch (308 mAh for the smaller model).
Finally, remember that the Pixel Watch is not officially sold by us – Amazon Italy had some units in stock but they quickly finished, never coming back.