Google Pixel Watch was unveiled alongside the Pixel 6a during the I/O 2022 event as the company’s first smartwatch. The launch of the highly anticipated watch is due in October. However, the specifications of the watch have already started getting leaked. Last week, it was rumored that the smartwatch will be powered by an outdated Exynos 9110 processor and a new report today confirms that the Pixel Watch is actually powered by an Exynos 9110 SoC, but with some help from a second chip.
9to5Googe, citing sources, has confirmed that the 2018 Exynos 9110 chipset will indeed power Google’s first smartwatch, but it will be accompanied by a co-processor meant to relieve the 9110 of some of the load. It is possible that this additional chipset could come with Tensor branding, however, it’s unclear if Google intends to extend its branding to wearables.
Google seems to have taken inspiration from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 4100+ SoC which has a main CPU accompanied by a secondary “ultra-low” power co-processor that supports up to 64K colors and powers the always-on display. This takes the load off the main CPU and also helps the watch achieve better battery life.
The publication also reports that Pixel Watch would have 32GB of storage. That’s more storage than any other Wear OS device available on the market. It will be interesting to see how it will be utilized. Moreover, the Pixel watch is also said to surpass every smartwatch in terms of RAM. For reference, Galaxy Watch 4 has 1.5GB of RAM, and Google’s wearable is going to carry slightly more RAM than that.
As seen above, the sensors on the wearable’s back appear to be identical to the sensor array used in the Fitbit Luxe and Fitbit Charge 5. The technology in question can monitor heart rate, SpO2 (blood oxygen), and ECG, and since Google owns Fitbit, recycling sensors like this seems only logical.