Googlereportedly seems ready to start its own Pixel Watch this year. It’s not a guess that the supposedly upcoming smartwatch will be powered by Googleown operating system for portable devices, Wear OS.
This appears to have led Google to overhaul its Wear OS Play Store, which many say the company was long gone. According to a report in 9to5Google, Google has revised the special landing page of the Wear OS Play Store to “give more meaning to the apps and watch faces presented on the wearable platform”. Last month, Google added a few new features to the store that offer users with Google Wear OS devices more options.
Google Wear OS works with phones running the latest version of Android (except Go Edition and phones without the Google Play Store) Apple iOS. Smartwatches that run under the wear operating system include Oppo Watch, TicWatch Pro 3, Diesel on Fadelite Smartwatch, Tag Heuer Connected, Skagen Falster 3, Puma Smartwatch; and smartwatches from Fossil and Casio.
What are the changes in Wear OS
“Google has given the sections” Featured App “,” Apps to get started “and” Featured Watch Faces “with colored header sections that help to differentiate them, color and awareness. The new core sections also include” Must “. , “Games on Wear OS”, “Music and radio apps”, “Fitness apps”, “Finance apps” and “Weather apps”, says the report on the changes made.
The “Top Free”, “Top Earnings”, “Trend” and “Top Paid” sections are also missing on the new page. According to reports, the section pages have also been given a new look.
Regarding the impact the changes will have on users, “It can help you find more apps to install on your watch, but it won’t affect the overall usability too much,” the report said.
The Wear OS also recently got a UV index complication for watch faces. The UV index ranges from 0 to 11+ and is an “international standard measurement of the strength of sunburn-causing ultraviolet radiation at a specific location and at a specific time”.
Google fans are said to have waited a long time for a smartwatch from the company. The allegedly upcoming clock is said to have a circular display and run on the company’s own chipset. Speculation suggests that Google could launch the watch alongside the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 XL later this year.
In 2019, Google acquired wearables fitness giant Fitbit for $ 2.1 billion. The company announced the completion of the acquisition in January of this year.
Fitbit pioneered the fitness tracker industry with a global user community.