Google Pixel Watch companion app to get a new full battery notification feature
Last month, Google updated the Pixel Watch companion app in readiness for the arrival of the Pixel Watch 2. The update, besides preparing for new features like DND and Bedtime mirroring, also introduced a redesigned UI and support for Wear OS 4 features such as Google One backup, ability to transfer Watch to a new phone without factory reset and factory reset protection during watch setup. To make it even better, Google is reportedly working on a new full battery notification feature for the Pixel Watch companion app to notify you when the battery is fully charged.
The ability to notify users when the battery is 100% charged is something that should have launched with the Pixel Watch companion app right off the bat. But up until now, the app doesn’t offer this feature. This, however, is about to change, at least according to a report by the Google News Telegram channel. Unlike the recent Pixel Watch 2 update that brought the November security patch only to the LTE model, the full battery notification function should come to all Pixel Watch models at once through a future update to the companion app.
Below is a screengrab of how the feature looks on a Pixel phone:
When your Google Pixel Watch battery clocks 100% charge, the companion app on your smartphone will send you a notification confirming the watch is fully charged. You shouldn’t see the notification immediately after the battery reaches 100% but it should appear a few minutes after. Apparently, the feature is currently hidden behind a server-side flag in app v2.1.0, but Google will likely roll it out in the coming months.
Google is expected to roll out the next Pixel Feature Drop next month, so this could be a possible candidate to bring this feature, although this is just an educated guess. Still, Pixel Watch owners will be glad that they’ll no longer have to hover over their watches just to check if the battery is fully charged or not.