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Google's Pixel Watch 2 could be better at workout tracking compared to the Pixel Watch (review) based on newly leaked materials. The smartwatch, which is set to be launched tomorrow at the Made by Google event in New York, is said to gain automatic workout detection.

One of the most notable missing features of the first Pixel Watch is a fully automatic workout detection that enables the smartwatch to start, pause, or stop detected activities. While you can have a similar feature if you were to use the Fitbit app on the Pixel Watch, this is somewhat limited to basic exercises like walking and cycling. The accuracy level is even hit or miss most of the time.

Better automatic workout detection on the Google Pixel Watch 2

Now, it appears the Google Pixel Watch 2 is improving this particular fitness functionality but without the need for users to rely on the Fitbit smartwatch app.

As seen in one of the latest marketing images shared by leaker Kamila Wojciechowska on X (formerly known as Twitter), it shows the Pixel Watch 2 run the new Auto-workout mode. It further described how automatic start, pause, and stopping of activities are supported after the user selected the type of workout to be tracked presented on the watch.

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Google Pixel Watch 2's fitness features include the new auto-workout mode. / © X/u/Za_Raczke

Needless to say, the other usual monitoring tools have been integrated in this mode as well. For instance, the Heart Rate Zone will adapt if you have switched a zone during workouts while the Pace Training allows users to set goals and assign laps when running on tracks.

Google Pixel Watch 2 features: New biometric sensors, aluminum chassis, processor

In addition to the auto-workout mode, some Pixel Watch 2 hardware features were also detailed in the same series of images. This included an aluminum enclosure as opposed to stainless steel on the first generation Pixel Watch and that should make the watch lighter. The new triple PPG sensors below the watch were also confirmed to comprise of the cEDA. heart rate, and SpO2.

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Google's new Pixel Watch 2 is made of aluminum enclosure and biometric sensors. / © X/u/Za_Raczke

When it comes to battery lifie, the Pixel Watch 2 still maintained its 24-hour rating. However, it is quite interesting how the internet search giant has labeled this as an “enhanced” battery. Perhaps, this may hint at optimized performance for the wearable as a result of the more efficient Snapdragon W5 chipset and upgraded biometric sensors.

Google will announce the Pixel Watch 2 on October 4th alongside the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. The watch should be powered by Wear OS 4 that is based on Android 13.  It remains unclear how much the new watch is going to cost. Fortunately, we won't have to wait too long to find out.

Would you consider buying the Google Pixel Watch 2 with these new features and specs? Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comment section.

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Jade Bryan

Jade Bryan
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I still remember how amazed I was when I first got hold of the Nokia 3210 back when I was a kid, and it was during that time I developed my love for technology, particularly for mobile phones. I started sharing my knowledge through writing in different blogs and forums back in Nokia Nseries era. I even make videos before where I put different phones side-by-side. Today, I'm still an avid enthusiast of smartphones, but my interests have evolved into smart devices and electric vehicles.

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