I think the development of smartwatches from big names such as Pixel, Samsung, and Apple, is still in its infancy. According to your article the new pixel watch offers more sports band and faster charger, which most people don't really care. Once it's out, there will be much cheaper made from China on amazon website.
Samsung and Apple have released smart watches for years, but the battery life is no longer than 2.5 days. While others such as Amzfit, Huawei, and other brands offer at least 12 days battery life. Why would someone spend at least $200 for smartwatch that has to be charged once a day or every other day?
I notice all three major bands brag on the accuracy of their GPS, heart rate, water proof, and other 'supposedly' health information. That's great for people who are health conscious, but how about regular people who don't care and just want a simple smart watch that has longer battery life?
I like my smartwatch because it notifies me for text message, answer calls from my watch, and occasionally new posting from TikTok and other social media. Other than that, I don't care about how many steps I take, how many hours I sleep, stand up reminder, or my SpO2 level.
I hope Samsung, Pixel, and Apple, read this. We now have smartphones that can last more than three days, but hardly any smartwatches.