For assistance with Fitbit health and fitness features on your Google Pixel Watch, including heart rate and heart health, exercise, and sleep, visit help.fitbit.com

Charge Google Pixel Watch and fix battery issues

A full battery for Google Pixel Watch goes all day with a charge that lasts up to 24 hours to support sleep tracking and other features. 

The 24 hour battery life is based on the following usage:

  • 240 notifications
  • 280 time checks
  • A 5 min LTE phone call
  • 45 min LTE and GPS workout with downloaded YouTube music playback
  • 50 minutes of navigation (Google Maps) while connected to a phone via Bluetooth®️
  • The watch configured with the default settings, including the Always-on display set to off

Important: The Google Pixel Watch is designed to be charged with the included USB-C magnetic wireless charger.

Charge Google Pixel Watch

  1. Plug the Google Pixel Watch USB-C Magnetic Charging Cable (included with Google Pixel Watch) into a power source.
  2. Rest the watch on the end of the Magnetic Charging Cable.
  3. The Google Pixel Watch screen will wake up and you will see the charge percent, date, and time, to indicate that your Google Pixel Watch is charging. Charging takes about 30 minutes to 50%, about 55 minutes to 80%, and about 80 minutes to 100%.1

Watch won't charge

If Google Pixel Watch has not been charging, the cause could be:

  • Improper connection to the charger.
    • After several seconds of an improper charger connection, you should receive a notification on your watch. Remove and replace the watch to fix this issue.
  • Using an incompatible charger or charging pad like reverse wireless from a Pixel phone.

Extend battery life

Battery Defender

If your Google Pixel Watch stays plugged into its charger for 4 days or longer, Battery Defender will pause charging to protect the battery. If your Google Pixel Watch remains at 80% or less, you may have Battery Defender on. When it activates, you should see a notification when waking or picking up the Google Pixel Watch from the charger. To continue charging further than 80%, remove the watch from the charger and then place it back.

Improve battery life

These tips can help your Google Pixel Watch battery last longer.

Battery Saver

You can turn on Battery Saver when your Google Pixel Watch battery gets low.

Note: While Battery Saver is on, the "Always-on display" and "Tilt-to-wake" feature will be set to Off.

  1. On Google Pixel Watch, swipe down and then tap Settings .
  2. Tap Battery .
  3. Turn on "Battery saver".
  4. Tap OK.

Full Doze Mode

Not available on Google Pixel Watch LTE with Verizon plan activated.

Full Doze Mode Is a power-saving feature that automatically turns off the Google Pixel Watch screen and all modem radios (LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth) when you're not wearing it, it's not charging, and it's inactive for 10 minutes. Full Doze Mode will turn off when you wear your watch on your wrist or when you interact with your watch.

  • Note: The Find My Device feature will not update location for devices in Full Doze Mode

When Full Doze Mode is on:

  • Using your watch, like during an active phone call, will pause the doze timer
  • Your watch will have no network access and all radios are disabled

Always-on display

The Always-on display feature prevents your watch screen from going dark even when you're not engaging with it. To extend watch battery life, you can turn this feature off.

Note: Your watch will come with the Always-on display feature set to Off.

  1. On Google Pixel Watch, swipe down and then tap Settings .
  2. Tap Display and then turn off "Always-on display".

Tilt-to-wake

The Tilt-to-wake feature wakes your display when you tilt Google Pixel Watch. To extend watch battery life, you can turn this feature off.

Note: Your watch will come with the Tilt-to-wake feature set to Off.

  1. On Google Pixel Watch, swipe down and then tap Settings .
  2. Tap Gestures and then turn off "Tilt-to-wake".

Bedtime mode

Turn on Bedtime mode for less battery drainage and minimal interruptions overnight when you wear the watch for sleep tracking.

GPS

Enable Google Location Accuracy for the most power-efficient location information.

  1. On Google Pixel Watch, swipe down and then tap Settings .
  2. Tap Location and then Google Location Accuracy and then turn on Improve location accuracy.

Note: Google Pixel Watch has 8-10 hours of battery life with continuous GPS use.

Mobile Mode (LTE only)

Google Pixel Watch LTE supports cellular radio connectivity when you have the watch's eSIM activated. If your Google Pixel Watch is losing charge too quickly when connected to the network, extend the battery by setting Mobile Mode to Automatic or Off.

Automatic: Only connect to cellular radio when there is no Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connectivity.

Off: Completely turn off the cellular radio.

  1. On Google Pixel Watch, swipe down and then tap Settings .
  2. Tap Connectivity and then Mobile and then Mobile.
  3. Tap Automatic or Off.

Note: When your phone is offline and Mobile is Off, you won't be able to use some features like making a phone call.

Download music

Streaming music can drain batteries faster. Learn how to Play and download music on Google Pixel Watch.

Adjust screen timeout settings

Save battery by changing how fast your watch face goes to sleep.

  1. On your Google Pixel Watch, swipe down and then tap Settings .
  2. Tap Display and then Screen timeout.
  3. Select a faster timeout.

1 Based on use of in-box charger with 18W adapter plugged into a wall outlet. Actual results may be slower. Adapters sold separately. Charging speed based on testing with fully drained device batteries. Charging testing in mid-2022 on pre-production hardware and software using default settings with the device powered on. Charging speed depends upon many factors including usage during charging, battery age, and ambient temperature.

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