If you have been watching gadget news, then you must be aware of the fact that Google has launched a new smartwatch operating system, Wear OS. This is something extremely unique concerning all the launches that have been made in these recent years. The launch was announced in 2014, but it was then again relaunched in the year 2018. It has been a very powerful platform for all the smartwatches as it comes loaded with new features.
Wear OS is an operating system made especially for android smartphones like for iWatches we have watchOS and for Samsung smartphones, we have Tizen OS, and for Fitbit, it is Fitbit OS. Now another major confusion that people are having about wear OS, is that Wear OS is a smartwatch. But the truth is that Apple does not make any hardware yet. Therefore, the search for wearable OS smartwatches is totally out of the way. Wear OS is an operating system by Google that is used in hardware with which Google has a partnership.
For example, many OEMs like Samsung, LG, Motorola, Asus, Sony, Huawei, and many more are some of the companies that use-wear OS in their smartwatch models. How many other companies have also joined hands with the Wear OS in their partnership programs like Fossil, Montblanc, Casio, and many more? You must also remember that the Wear OS smartwatches work best when paired with the android smartphone rather than phones that use other OS, as it was specifically made for this purpose.
Another question that might have arisen until now is regarding the functions that the wear OS can perform as we have seen all the hype over the internet these few days. Surprisingly, there is not one, but numerous functions that you can perform with the help of your wear OS watches. Bear in mind that the functions that the smartwatches perform with the Wear OS are said to have been on the verge of surpassing their other counterparts in terms of the operating system.
Let us have a look at some of the basic functions that you can do if you have a smartwatch with Wear OS by Google. Let us go!
Yes, if you have an OS in your smartwatch, you have the advantage of using the google apps on it that are installed on your phone. There is no restriction posed by the operating system at all in any way. All you have to do is to sign in to your account and once you are done with that, you can get everything on your smartphone. You can use Google Maps, Google Translate, Google Pay, etc.
Another advantage of using Wear OS by Google is the ability to access and the ease to use the Google Assistant whenever you want. You can set an alarm, a reminder, check the weather, dial a phone number all by just using your voice. Another thing is that when you ask Google Assistant questions, the answers are returned to the watch speaker. But if you do not have a watch speaker, then you do not need to worry at all because the answers by google assistant will be displayed on the watch face.
The majority of these Wear OS smartwatches have 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage, and the other newer models come up with RAM of 1GB and 8GB of storage. This is ample storage for a smartwatch therefore you can store music and play it while doing other work. Not only this, but you can also download or stream directly from famous music apps like Spotify, Google Play Music, Pandora and iHeartRadio. Moreover, you can control other music apps from your smartwatch too but then you would not be able to download or stream music directly from those apps.
Wear OS also does not restrict doing few activities while allowing others as seen on other operating systems. Rather, you can text, check your email, download, stream and listen to music from the apps and check who is calling you all with the help of your smartwatch.
Recently, there is a word going around regarding the latest version of Wear OS latest version and it has been said that Tiles will be introduced for third parties. There can be many other innovations also coming up but there is nothing to be sure of about the wear OS latest version that is to be out.