At this time’s smartwatch information has been dominated by Samsung’s new Wear OS 3-powered wearables, however Google desires you to realize it hasn’t forgotten about smartwatches running Wear OS 2. Updates to Google Pay, Messages, and different third-party apps will probably be coming to present gadgets in addition to Wear OS 3, giving existing homeowners one thing to look ahead to as they roll out over the coming weeks.
For starters, Google Pay’s assist for contactless funds from smartwatches is increasing to 16 new nations: Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Eire, New Zealand, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden, Taiwan, Ukraine, and United Arab Emirates. It’s beforehand been doable to use Google Pay from smartphones in these countries, however not from smartwatches.
Subsequent up, Google says that its Messages Wear OS app could have improved efficiency so you may simply use it with out taking out your telephone. The messages will sync together with your paired telephone so every little thing that occurs in your wrist remains to be up to date in your pocket.
Lastly, there are additionally “new experiences” on the way in which from third-party apps like Calm, Komoot, Interval Tracker, Sleep Cycle, Spotify, and Strava. Google says that “many” of those apps will embrace assist for Tiles, Google’s glanceable widgets that provide fast tidbits of knowledge from supported apps.
In addition to Google’s existing Wear OS 2 working system, these options are additionally coming to upcoming Wear OS 3 watches. Right here, they’ll be joined by a brand new YouTube Music app, with assist for offline downloads, and a redesigned Google Maps app.