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 up his trainers and strapping on his runner watch 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 programme 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 Google Pixel Watch 2. The Pixel Watch 2 delivers the best of Google and Fitbit right to your wrist.1 This includes the new pace and heart rate zone coaching features for activity tracking, along with Fitbit’s most accurate heart-rate tracking yet.4 The Pixel Watch 2’s improved sensors plus Google AI together give you the most accurate running tracker watch.3 And with three new sensors on its sleek, comfortable design, the signal won’t get disrupted, even during vigorous activity.
Engineered with fitness in mind, the Google Pixel Watch 2 is a helpful runner’s watch. It brings the smarts and helpfulness of Google together with the expertise of Fitbit.1 Its longer battery life allows your watch to be your health companion wherever the day takes you2 and built-in GPS lets this running smart watch track distance and pace. And with the new Auto Workout Mode feature, your watch can remind you if you forget to start or stop tracking your runs.
Thanks to the onboard GPS and power-optimised 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 if you pair your watch with
Fitbit’s most spot-on heart rate tracking is good for runners like Balboa who need to stay in a specific heart rate zone.4 He can set a specific “target zone” and the new heart rate zone coaching features 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.5
Pixel Watch 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.
Some features require Fitbit mobile app. 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.
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