Your wearOS is now ready for Summer

wearOS UV Index Weather face

Google has released a timely feature for wearOS users as we head into the summer months.

Smartwatches with wearOS will now show the UV index score as a watch face complication along with other weather information.

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You will see the UV index score on the weather watch face, adjacent to the sunrise and sunset times.

The UV index ranges from 0 through 11 and calls for extra protection if the UV index reaches 8 and higher.

Samsung Galaxy Watch UV index
UV Index on Samsung Galaxy watch Health Dashboard

The UV feature addition makes wearOS watches a step closer to Samsung’s Galaxy Watches, which showcase the UV index on their Health Dashboard watch face.

It will be up to the different wearOS watchmakers when the new weather face is made available on their units.

It’s a sign of relief for wearOS users as Google keeps adding small new features regularly. The company had announced recently that it enabled a new Tiles feature that will allow third-party developers to make their own Tiles.

Google has also announced that we may see a new wearOS by late spring. Given that Google’s IO date has been announced ( May 18th – May 20th), we hope to see a new wearOS that is more optimized for Snapdragon 4100 chipset.

This will entice watch manufacturers to adopt the 4100 chipsets and provide much-needed performance improvements for wearOS users.

The other interesting wearOS development that transpired last week surrounded rumors of a new Pixel watch.

It appears that wearOS users finally see some exciting times!

I am a technologist with years of experience with Apple and wearOS products and have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. In my day job, I advise fortune 500 companies with their digital transformation strategies and also consult with numerous digital health startups in an advisory capacity. I'm VERY interested in exploring the digital health&fitness-tech evolution and keep a close eye on patents, FDA approvals, strategic partnerships and developments happening in the wearables and digital health sector. When I'm not writing or presenting, I run with my Apple Watch or Fossil Gen 5 LTE and keep a close eye on my HRV and other recovery metrics.


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