Google has unveiled the Pixel Watch 2 at the MadeByGoogle ’23 event. The new watch features a number of upgrades over the original Watch (1), including a more durable design, improved battery life, and new health and fitness tracking features.
Google has introduced a continuous electrodermal activity (CEDA) sensor in the Pixel Watch 2. This sensor tracks the electrical conductivity of your skin, which can be used to measure your body’s response to stress.
Google says that the CEDA sensor can be used to track a variety of metrics, including stress levels throughout the day and identify activities that are causing you stress.
Other than that, the Watch 2 also features a number of other new health and fitness tracking features, such as an upgraded heart rate sensor that is now a multi-path sensor compared to a single-path version.
It can now take readings from multiple spots on your wrist for greater accuracy, and Google says it’s up to 40% more accurate in vigorous activities like HIIT, spinning and rowing. There’s also a new skin temperature sensor that will deliver “better insights” into your sleep and wellness.
The Pixel Watch 2 starts at $350 for the GPS version and $399 for the LTE model. The color options include white, black, gold, silver, blue and hazel. The watch is available to pre-order now, and will start shipping October 12th.