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PSA: Your Pixel Watch can turn itself off due to excessive heat
- The Google Pixel Watch is able to turn itself off due to excess heating.
- A Redditor discovered the safety measure after leaving the watch in a car all day.
Redditor jab_storm82 (h/t: 9to5Google) discovered this safety measure after leaving their Pixel Watch in a car all day, as the watch turned itself off and presented a notification upon booting up again. Check out a screenshot of the watch alert below.
We can also confirm seeing the Pixel Watch turning itself off due to heating issues. More specifically, colleague Rita El-Khoury noted that the watch overheated while using a generic charger.
For what it’s worth, Google’s own support page dishes out guidelines for Pixel Watch temperatures.
“Your Google Pixel Watch is designed to work best in ambient temperatures between 0°C and 35°C (32°F and 95°F) and should be stored between ambient temperatures of -20°C and 45°C (-4°F and 113°F),” the company explained.
Google also urged users not to subject the wearable to temperatures above 45 degrees Celsius (specifically pointing to places such as a car dashboard or heating vent), as this could damage the battery, cause overheating, or represent a fire risk.
Either way, we’re glad to see this safety measure here but we hope summer doesn’t result in a flood of overheating Pixel Watches. After all, the last thing Google needs is another device that heats up in a big way under load.