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“Pixel Watch battery life is average at best – and terrible when using AOD.” Reviews of the first Google watch have appeared

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The Pixel Watch smartwatch went on sale, and thematic resources published their reviews, so now we can understand what kind of watch Google released after so many years of waiting.

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And it’s worth starting with one of the most important points – autonomy. And here the Pixel Watch is very bad.

Pixel Watch battery life is average at best – and terrible if you want to use the always-on display

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Recall that the watch uses a battery with a capacity of 294 mAh and is far from the latest SoC Exynos 9110. Google itself talks about 24 hours of operation against 18 hours, which Apple always claims for its watches. However, in reality, the Google watch, with far from the most active use, simply does not live up to the evening, not to mention the work at night. Moreover, in order to activate the sleep tracking function, the watch requires a minimum of 30% charge, but in practice it simply turns off in this case closer to the morning, so it is better to have about 40%.

Speaking of specific examples, running with GPS for 55 minutes with AlwaysOn Display turned off drains the watch by 25%. And that’s without music. With the activation of AOD and the inclusion of music, a 30-minute run is already enough to drain the battery by 30%! The Verge journalist says that she had to charge the watch twice a day with 12-15 hours of work, although the charge was not up to 100%.

As a result, in order to get the promised hours of work, you need to turn off AOD, do not track sleep, and preferably not use GPS or track any long workouts.

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As for the rest, the watch is rather praised here. They have good performance, despite not the newest platform, a good screen, a large number of sensors, Google Assistant works great. Very thick bezels in everyday life are not particularly noticeable due to the curved glass and the dark theme of the interface.

At the same time, at least one of The Verge journalists had a broken watch glass, despite the fact that he does not remember hitting the device somewhere. There is an assumption that due to the excessive convexity of the glass, it may not be particularly strong.

When it comes to sports and health-related features, Google took almost everything from Fitbit, and their software is considered one of the best in this matter. But there is a big fly in the ointment. The fact is that some of the data can only be obtained with a Fitbit Premium subscription. And while Pixel Watch buyers get a six-month free subscription to this plan, it will end and you will either have to pay or give up this data. Neither Samsung nor Apple offer anything like this, and this is not a plus for Google.

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Apple Declares 2013 and 2014 iMacs Obsolete and Watch Series 2 Smartwatches ‘Vintage’

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Apple Declares 2013 and 2014 iMacs Obsolete and Watch Series

Apple has added three models of iMacs to its list of obsolete products: a 21.5-inch screen from 2013, a 21.5-inch screen from 2014, and a 27-inch Retina 5K screen also from 2014.

Apple Declares 2013 and 2014 iMacs Obsolete and Watch Series 2 Smartwatches 'Vintage'

Apple typically deprecates products seven years after they were released, so it’s no surprise that the 2013 and 2014 iMacs are on the list.

As for smart watches Apple Watch Series 2, they are recognized as “vintage”. This category usually includes devices that have been released for five years. There may be problems with the official repair of the aforementioned iMacs.

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The era of “post-smartphones”: Humane criticizes smart glasses and promises to show new devices in the spring of 2023

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The era of post smartphones Humane criticizes smart glasses and promises

Startup Humane, founded by former Apple employees, has officially announced that its first products will be presented in the spring of 2023.

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Former Apple designer Imran Chaudhry spoke at The Business of Fashion’s Voices 2022 conference about “the post-smartphone era and how artificial intelligence will change everything.” At the end of his speech, he confirmed the presentation of new products at the beginning of next year.

The teaser features a hand, the Humane logo, and the words “Spring 2023”. Presumably then we will see both wearables and the operating system or platform behind them.

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Judging by the patents, teaser and previously released information, Humane is most likely working on an Android-based wearable device that projects an image onto your hand.

In addition, Chaudhry criticized smart glasses, stating that they “add a barrier between the person and their surroundings.” He believes that few people want to walk in this form.

Putting computation on our face not only makes us look funny, it doesn’t enhance our humanity either. Rather, it has a negative impact on our human connection because eye contact is an important part of human connection. It helps us understand each other and feel closer to others.

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People are buying fewer smartphones and PCs, but more smartwatches. The market grew by 30%

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People are buying fewer smartphones and PCs but more smartwatches

The smartwatch market grew by 30% in the third quarter, according to Counterpoint analysts. Against the background of falling demand in many other markets, this looks very impressive.

People are buying fewer smartphones and PCs, but more smartwatches.  The market grew by 30%

In this case, smartwatch refers to all devices in this market. But at the same time, sales of basic models devoid of an operating system grew by 35%, while the segment of full-fledged smartwatches grew by 23%.

India has made a huge contribution to the growth of the market. There, watch sales increased by 171%, making the Indian market the largest. For example, local company Noise, which leads the Indian market by a small margin, posted a 218% increase.

People are buying fewer smartphones and PCs, but more smartwatches.  The market grew by 30%

For comparison, Apple globally increased shipments by 48%, taking a total of 50.6% of the market. In second place is Samsung with a share of 22.3%, and Amazfit, Huawei and Garmin are also on the leaderboard.

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