Wear OS update paves the way for Google’s Pixel Watch

As discussed a couple of weeks in the past, Google’s upcoming Pixel Watch will most probably have an enormous have an effect on on the smartwatch area. But so as for the tool to achieve success and power the enlargement of the Wear OS smartwatch section, Google has simply launched a brand new update to its wearable working device. The basics are nonetheless the identical, however there are a couple of distinct adjustments which is able to make the platform extra helpful and intuitive.

The redesign of Wear OS turns into obvious whilst you swipe clear of the primary watch face. In the previous, a left or proper swipe would merely carry up the watch face switching interface, however now there are new options which arise. A swipe to the presently pulls up the Google Assistant feed which provides up climate, appointment, visitors and different knowledge that’s pulled out of your Google accounts (basically Calendar and Gmail).

Swinging left pulls up the new Google Fit interface which has been totally redesigned with the new Google Fit update which rolled out a couple of weeks in the past. A swipe from the most sensible and the backside nonetheless display you settings toggles and notifications, however the UI has been tweaked rather to suit extra content material on the display. This is particularly useful for notifications since you’ll be able to see greater than one notification without delay. Changing the watch face can now be executed by way of long-pressing on the present watch face which is extra intuitive than the swipe left/proper gesture which was once up to now in position.

Google plans to free up the Wear OS update to maximum units operating Android Wear 2.0 and people who have already been up to date to Wear OS someday in September.