We have come across a couple of complaints from users of Google’s new smart Watch, the Pixel Watch. Most of these complains are about the battery life. Most user say that the Pixel watch cannot give them 24 hours of battery life.
Others claim that situation gets even worse when the user turns on the “Always On Display” feature. Google has also heard some of these protests and have come out with an easy solution.
According to Google, you can get 24 hours of battery life on your Pixel watch. They have even come out with a breakdown of how to get those numbers from your 294mAh powered smart watch.
During the launch event, Google made it clear that the maximum battery life is approximate. And that it is based on testing using pre-production hardware and software.
Charging times are approximate. Use of certain features will decrease battery life. Battery life depends on features enabled, usage, environment and many other factors. Actual battery life may be lower.
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Google Gives A Breakdown Of How To Achieve 24 Hours Of Battery Life On The Pixel Watch
There is an article on Google’s website about charging the Pixel Watch and improving battery life. The article goes on to list how to use the watch in order to achieve 24 hours of battery life. The list is as follows:
- 240 notifications
- 280-time checks
- A 5 min LTE phone call.
- 45 min LTE and GPS workout with downloaded YouTube music playback
- 50 minutes of navigation (Google Maps) while connected to a phone via Bluetooth®️
- The watch configured with the default settings, including the Always-on display set to off
24 Hours Of Battery Life On The Google Pixel Watch Is Achievable With ‘Always On Display’ On.
It is well noting that Google’s way of achieving the 24 hours of battery life requires that you turn off always on display. On the other hand, 9to5Google claim that they were able to achieve 24 hours of battery life with always on display still on. I think you can be able to achieve this with limited notifications.