Google announced the 2020 Wear OS update for quite some time now. In the meantime, the company has released the Android 11 software. Therefore, there is nothing to stop the Wear update from rolling out. That’s right; the upgrade is being delivered. However, the main focus is to improve the basics, such as speed and longevity. Some of us thought the interface would be the main focus this time.
The latest upgrade should improve your smartwatch performance across the board. Another plus the update implements are quicker app launching and boot times. According to Google, up to 20% faster. It’s incredible what updates can do. We expect a more lasting battery life, although the company hasn’t given specific figures yet. It will probably depend on the smartwatch model.
We have a few more notable changes, so bear with us. Google also improved the pairing process, making it faster and more stable. If you think about the current weather experience on your wearable, you might notice it is not so easy to understand. Therefore, Google made the weather experience easier to comprehend.
Most companies are trying to cope with the current coronavirus outbreak and try their best to make things easier. Google is no different, as they will introduce a handwashing timer. Washing your hands nowadays is vital. The Wear OS fall update also improves controls over watch modes and workouts.
However, don’t get your hopes up to soon. You probably won’t obtain the Wear OS update immediately. Suunto 7 smartwatches are the first to be introduced to the new software update. According to Google, other companies will get an update after a few months.
We have to admit Google hasn’t done anything spectacular with this year’s Wear OS update. Other small Wear OS updates look a bit more promising. However, it could be due to the pandemic. Maybe the company has cut down resources due to the current situation. On the other hand, Google’s main focus seems to be Fitbit, so this may sound reasonable.
Nevertheless, a Galaxy Watch purchase sounds more appealing, and many customers might agree. However, the latest update has a few nice features that could look more tempting coupled with a Snapdragon Wear 4100. Yet, we have to wait for Qualcomm’s speedier chip to come out first.