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Google Pixel 2 vs. Apple Watch Series 9 vs. Samsung Galaxy Watch 6

Google Pixel 2 vs. Apple Watch Series 9 vs. Samsung Galaxy Watch 6: A Wearable Showdown


Google officially unveiled the Pixel 2 during its recent 'Made by Google Event,' and wearable enthusiasts have plenty to be excited about.


One of the standout features of the Pixel 2 is its Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 chip and a Cortex M33 co-processor. This co-processor promises efficient handling of less demanding tasks, like managing the always-on display (AOD).


Moreover, the Pixel 2 packs a 306 mAh battery, a slight upgrade from its predecessor's 294 mAh capacity. Combined with more efficient processors, this promises extended battery life.


Enhanced Durability and Eco-Friendly Design


Notably, the Pixel 2 boasts improved durability with its IP68 rating, making it dust-resistant and capable of surviving submersion in up to 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes.


The watch's casing is entirely crafted from recycled aluminum, enhancing its eco-friendly profile. Additionally, the thinner domed glass cover on the face contributes to a sleeker design.


Facing the Competition


In the realm of smartwatches, where a wealth of features and capabilities are essential, the Pixel 2 faces competition from Apple's latest Watch Series 9 and the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6.


While specifications aren't the sole factor in choosing the right wearable, they provide valuable insights into each device's strengths.


Let's Compare:


Google Pixel 2:

  • Pricing (MSRP):

    • $349 for Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

    • $399 for 4G LTE model

  • Dimensions:

    • 41mm: 12.3mm height

  • Weight (approx.):

    • 41mm: 1.09 ounces (without the band)

  • Case Material: Aluminum

  • Display Size: 41mm: 1.2 inches

  • Display Resolution / Pixel Density: 320 ppi

  • Display Type: AMOLED display with DCI-P3 color, Custom 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5

  • Display Brightness: Up to 1,000 nits

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SW5100, Cortex M33 co-processor

  • Storage: 32 GB eMMC flash, 72 GB SDRAM

  • Battery Life (claimed): 24 hours with always-on display (306 mAh)

  • Wireless Charging: No

  • Water Resistance: IP68, 5 ATM

  • GPS: GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS

  • Health Features: Multi-path heart rate sensor, red and infrared sensors for oxygen saturation (SpO2), ECG app, skin conductance (cEDA) for stress tracking, skin temperature sensor, sleep tracking, irregular heart rhythm notifications

  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n

  • Bluetooth: v5.0

  • NFC: Yes

  • OS: Wear OS 4

  • Case Colors: Matte Black, Polished Silver, Champagne Gold

  • Other Features: Always-on display, 4G LTE, altimeter, accelerometer, gyroscope, fall detection, emergency SOS, 6 months of Fitbit Premium included

Apple Watch Series 9:

  • Pricing (MSRP): Varies by model

  • Dimensions: Varies by model

  • Weight (approx.): Varies by model

  • Case Material: Aluminum or Stainless steel

  • Display Size: Varies by model

  • Display Resolution / Pixel Density: Varies by model

  • Display Type: LTPO OLED (varies by model)

  • Display Brightness: Up to 2,000 nits

  • Chipset: Apple S9 (dual-core)

  • Storage: 64GB

  • Battery Life (claimed): Varies by usage, up to 40 hours

  • Wireless Charging: Yes, via proprietary standard

  • Water Resistance: Up to 50 meters, IP6X dust resistance

  • GPS: GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS

  • Health Features: Optical heart rate sensor, blood oxygen measurements, temperature sensor, ECG app, sleep tracking, irregular heart rhythm notifications

  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n

  • Bluetooth: v5.3

  • NFC: Yes

  • OS: watchOS 10

  • Case Colors: Aluminum: Pink, Starlight, Midnight, Silver, Product Red; Stainless steel: Gold, Silver, Graphite

  • Other Features: Always-on display, ultra-wideband chip, fall detection, crash detection, emergency SOS, optional 4G LTE (standard with stainless steel model), altimeter, accelerometer, gyroscope

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6:

  • Pricing (MSRP): Varies by model and size

  • Dimensions: Varies by model and size

  • Weight (approx.): Varies by model and size

  • Case Material: Aluminum (Stainless steel on Galaxy Watch 6 Classic)

  • Display Size: Varies by model and size

  • Display Resolution / Pixel Density: Varies by model

  • Display Type: Super AMOLED (Sapphire crystal glass)

  • Display Brightness: Up to 2,000 nits

  • Chipset: Exynos W930 (dual-core, 5 nm)

  • Storage: 16GB

  • Battery Life (claimed): Varies by usage, up to 40 hours with AOD off

  • Wireless Charging: Yes, via WPC-based chargers (10W)

  • Water Resistance: IP68, 5 ATM

  • GPS: GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo

  • Health Features: Optical heart rate sensor, blood oxygen measurements, temperature sensor, ECG app, sleep tracking, irregular heart rhythm notifications, bioelectrical impedance analysis sensor

  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n

  • Bluetooth: v5.3

  • NFC: Yes

  • OS: Wear OS 4, One UI 5 Watch

  • Case Colors: Graphite, Gold

  • Other Features: Always-on display, fall detection, emergency SOS, optional 4G LTE, altimeter, accelerometer, gyroscope

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