Google typically releases monthly updates for its devices on the first Monday of each month. However, this time around, the company delayed the release until the third Monday of the month for unspecified reasons. The highly anticipated update for the Pixel Watch, which includes fall detection support, is finally being rolled out today. In addition to this feature, the changelog includes several other updates. Notably, even if the Pixel Watch's battery is low and the device is powered down, pushing the crown will display the time on a digital clock alongside the red low battery indicator.
A unique feature of the Pixel Watch is the ability to activate the Always-on Display through multiple methods, including through the settings, the companion app, or by rotating the crown. When the AOD is turned off, the screen brightens in ambient mode. The touchscreen sensitivity has been optimized, and Battery saver now supports single tap. Additionally, there are new color-correction and greyscale modes available in the Display settings.
Furthermore, Google plans to release an update to the Clock app via the Play Store in the upcoming weeks. This update will address issues with alarms being triggered either too early or too late. It is recommended to enable auto-updating of apps in the Play Store to automatically receive this update once it becomes available.
The latest version of the Pixel Watch also includes the March 5, 2023 security patch level, and has a new build number of RWDA.230114.008.J2 in Japan and Taiwan, and RWDA.230114.008.R1 everywhere else.