Google has revised the charging speeds for the first-generation Pixel google Watch following a firmware update. Initially, Google had claimed that the Pixel google Watch could charge from 0 to 50% in just 30 minutes. However, with the release of the Pixel google Watch 2, they updated the technical specifications, indicating that it now takes 45 minutes to reach 50%, which is a 15-minute increase. Charging to 80% now requires an additional 20 minutes, totaling 75 minutes, and reaching a full 100% takes 110 minutes, an increase of 30 minutes compared to the previous estimates.
Pixel Watch Update
Google has explained that a “firmware update for Google Pixel Watches necessitated a reevaluation of the charging times,” and the revised times better reflect the average user’s experience. Unfortunately, the company did not specify when this change was implemented or provide details about the reasons behind it.
The Pixel Watch’s potential thermal concerns, particularly its warmth after a full charging session, may have prompted these adjustments. In contrast, the Pixel Watch 2 employs a pin-based charger that generates less heat. The revised charging times now align more closely with recent user experiences with the first-generation device.
These changes arrive as last year’s Pixel Watch remains available for purchase on the Google Store, now at a discounted price, with the Wi-Fi model priced at $279 and the LTE model at $329. Despite the discount, some believe the hardware upgrades introduced in the Pixel Watch 2, including the new Snapdragon W5 chipset, offer compelling reasons to consider the newer model, especially for future-proofing.