Today Google announced Wear OS 4 details. Expected to arrive later this year, the update packs a surprising list of new and expected features. Here’s everything you need to know as a Wear OS user.
Wear OS 4 brings backup and restore support to help you facilitate the transfer of data and settings when setting up a new watch.
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Major updates for Google Pixel Watch with Wear OS 4
One of the biggest announcements that are going to help Google Pixel watch users is the optimization efforts that Google put into Wear OS. The new operating system is going to be more battery efficient than its previous generation.
The new Watch Face Format, built in partnership with Samsung, facilitates and helps build new watch faces with greater efficiency.
According to the company’s announcement today at the event, Wear OS 4 is launching “later this year,” and Google will provide more details in the coming months. It’s entering developer preview via the emulator today.
Earlier this week, WhatsApp launched a beta version of its app compatible with Google’s smartwatch platform.
Folks using WhatsApp beta for Android version 220.127.116.11 will be able to link their Wear OS-based smartwatch. Google said that support for calls and starting conversations will be available when the app is available to all users.