Google Pixel Watch 2: A Thermometer on Your Wrist and Advanced Safety Features Await

Google is all set to launch its second-generation Pixel Watch at the company's annual event on October 5. The search giant has already shared a teaser of the upcoming offering that shows off its design from all angles and is similar to its predecessor. Leaks and rumors have revealed some key details of the Pixel Watch 2 in the past. Now the folks at 9to5Google have shared new information about the wearable device.

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Google Pixel Watch 2: A Thermometer on Your Wrist and Advanced Safety Features Await

Google is all set to launch its second-generation Pixel Watch at the company's annual event on October 5. The search giant has already shared a teaser of the upcoming offering that shows off its design from all angles and is similar to its predecessor. Leaks and rumors have revealed some key details of the Pixel Watch 2 in the past. Now the folks at 9to5Google have shared new information about the wearable device.
Google Pixel Watch 2: A Thermometer on Your Wrist and Advanced Safety Features Await

The Pixel Watch 2 will come with a temperature sensor and an enhanced security app
9to5Google cites its sources as saying that Google's second-generation smartwatch will come with a skin temperature sensor to take readings whenever it feels like it. This differs from the Fitbit Sense 2 which only measures temperature at night. However, it remains to be seen if the Pixel Watch 2's temperature sensor will help women track their menstrual cycle like the Galaxy Watch 5 and 6 series. Notably, the Pixel 8 Pro is also confirmed to have a temperature sensor.

Google already offers a Personal Safety app on the Pixel Watch. It is expected to get a significant upgrade with the second generation offering. It will pack a car crash detection feature and work in tandem with Pixel phones. This is similar to last year's iPhone 14 series and Apple Watch Series 8 and later series. On the Pixel Watch 2, the feature will display key medical information so emergency responders can easily find it. The app will also come with emergency sharing that will allow the user to share their location with trusted emergency contacts. Notably, the watch will work without a phone if it has an active LTE connection.
Google Pixel Watch 2: A Thermometer on Your Wrist and Advanced Safety Features Await

The Pixel Watch 2 will also come with a safety check countdown that will allow efforts to verify personal safety that the user is okay and if they don't respond, their emergency contacts will be notified of their location.

The report also adds that the Pixel Watch 2 will see the return of translation features for Wear OS. However, it won't be in the form of a dedicated Google Translate app. Google Assistant's Interpreter mode is called to enable translations.