A runner’s journey is about more than just miles – it’s about grit, determination, and the spirit of always moving forward.
Running in South Texas isn’t always easy, with triple-digit temperatures a norm in the summer. But for the past 15 years, Antonio Balboa has been tying on his sneakers in the early morning or evening to log some miles. Balboa, whose family has a history of heart disease, turned to running as part of a program to stay healthy, and uses his
Balboa says he’s been able to stay on track despite the heat, hitting the treadmill when even the early mornings are too hot. “I wouldn’t say I love it,” he admits, but by switching things up – sometimes doing endurance runs, and other days focusing on interval training – he’s been able to keep at it for 15 years. To pass the time, he pops in his
Runners who want even more fitness and productivity features now also have the option of the
Engineered with fitness in mind, the
Thanks to the onboard GPS and power-optimized motion sensors on the Pixel Watch 2, the watch can figure out whether you’re running at the pace you set up in Pace Training. And when you fall outside of your target pace, you can get voice cues on the watch and when paired with Pixel Buds Pro.6
Fitbit’s most spot-on heart rate tracking is good for runners like Balboa who need to stay in a specific heart rate zone.5 He can set a specific “target zone” and the new Heart Zone Training feature will alert him when he goes in or out of it, thanks to the multipath heart rate sensors. The Pixel Watch 2 also gives you more precise info about calories burned, Active Zone Minutes, and sleep patterns.7 And because the watch has so much packed into it, the phone can stay at home.4
The Pixel Watch 2 is available with a 4G LTE option, so if you want to go somewhere special after your run, use Google Maps right from your wrist.8 And after a run that hits all your goals, it might be exactly what you deserve.
Works with most phones running Android 9.0 or newer and requires a Google Account, Google Pixel Watch app, and internet access. Some features require Fitbit mobile app and/or a paid subscription. Google apps and services are not available in all countries or languages. See g.co/pixelwatch/specs for technical and device specifications.
Compared to Google Pixel Watch (1st gen) using always-on display.
Accuracy of heart rate tracking may be affected by physiology, location of device and your movements and activity.
Data rates may apply. Requires compatible 4G LTE wireless service plan (sold separately). Google Pixel Watch and paired phone must use the same carrier network. Contact carrier for full details. See
g.co/pixelwatch/networkinfofor more information. Google Assistant and some related features are not available in all languages. See g.co/assistant/languagesfor updates to language availability.
Up to 40% more accurate heart rate tracking during vigorous activities like HIIT, spinning and rowing* Disclaimer: Compared to Google Pixel Watch (1st gen). Based on 90th percentile bpm errors from 2023 testing of individuals engaged in HIIT, spinning and rowing using pre-production Pixel Watch 2 and Pixel Watch (1st gen). Percentage improvement does not relate to other exercises.
Requires Pixel Buds (sold separately) or compatible earbuds.
Some features require the Fitbit mobile app.
Some Google apps and services require LTE or a paired phone within Bluetooth range of your device and are not available in all countries or languages. Data rates may apply.