When the first smartwatches appeared on the earth, Google created the Android Wear. However, despite all the magic towards the OS, the wearables with it never got popularized. This year, apparently, Google will be taking this to the heart and is rumored to launch its first wearable – the Pixel Watch.
Earlier on this year, the company changed the Android Wear name to WearOS, today it’s time for the software to receive a massive re-design.
First of all, Google introduced a newer revamped notification menu that is easier to navigate. A simple swipe up will allow users to check the complete list of updates. After opening Notification screen, the users can easily quick reply with a simple tap in the indicator. With a simple swipe down, users can access shortcuts to Google Play or “Find my Phone.”
Google Assistant is also getting smarter with this update. It can bring up important information related to your trip, flight schedule and weather forecast. It will warn users if they’ll need an umbrella anytime soon or if there is heavy traffic on the road. Google Assistant will also become smarter over time and will adapt to the user’s interest.
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When Google updated its Google Health application, everyone screamed about it. The app re-design arrives ahead of a possible Pixel Watch launch, and also gets a further treatment in the WearOS.
The developers behind Google Health has worked alongside the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization to introduce new goals that will help users to stay in shape. The new feature will bring daily activities to users and will introduce a new system of achievements called Heart Points and Move Minutes. To access the Health Menu, users will just need to swipe from the right.
The changes are expected to be pushed on the next month. Since we are at the end of August, next month could also mean the end of September. Considering that the Pixel Watch is expected to arrive alongside the Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3 between October 4 to 9, the WearOS re-design will arrive in the perfect time for a possible debut in the Google’s first smartwatch.