1. The original Google Pixel Watch is charging slower following a recent firmware update. It now takes 45 minutes to charge to 50%, 75 minutes to reach 80%, and 110 minutes to fully charge.
2. Google stated that the firmware update was necessary for the average user’s charging experience, but did not provide details about the reason or timing of the update.
3. The charging speeds for the Pixel Watch 2 have not been affected, with a 30-minute charge for 0-50% and 75 minutes for a full charge.
4. The Pixel Watch 2 is available for purchase from Best Buy, with a price of $349 for the WiFi and Bluetooth model, and an additional $50 for the LTE model.
## Google Pixel Watch Charging Slower after Firmware Update
The original Google Pixel Watch is reportedly charging slower after a recent firmware update. Previously, it could charge to 50% in 30 minutes, but now it takes 45 minutes. It now takes 75 minutes to reach 80% and 110 minutes to reach 100%, which adds an extra 30 minutes for a full charge.
Google stated that the update was necessary to review the charging times and that these new times represent what the average user will experience. However, Google did not provide specific details regarding the reasons behind the update or its release date.
## Potential Reasons for the Slower Charging Speed
While it is common for Android users to make fun of Apple for updates that slow down their devices and charging speeds, it seems that Google has done something similar. One possible reason for the slower charging speed could be that the Pixel Watch was overheating, prompting Google to manage thermals more effectively by reducing the charging speed. However, the true reasons behind the update may never be fully known.
## Pixel Watch 2 Charging Times Unaffected
On a positive note, the charging speeds for the Pixel Watch 2 remain unchanged. Users can still charge from 0% to 50% in just 30 minutes, with 43 minutes needed to reach 80% and 75 minutes for a full 0-100% charge. These charging times are quite decent for a smartwatch.
## Purchase Information for Pixel Watch 2
The Pixel Watch 2 is available for purchase from Best Buy. The WiFi and Bluetooth model is priced at $349, while the LTE model costs an additional $50. Google Fi users may find it beneficial to opt for the LTE model, as it is included in the Unlimited Plus plan, meaning they only need to pay the upfront $50 cost for LTE capability.