Updated Google 'Wear' OS coming with easy swipe feature


Apart from the Google Now Cards, the Google Assistant will also sport an improved Google Stream list which can be found in a separate area to the left of the home screen.

Google says that the new Wear OS features will begin rolling out next month (which isn't far), and some features may vary by phone OS, watch, or country.

However, before you jump on the bandwagon to purchase the next Wear OS enabled smartwatch, a wait is imminent for the next generation hardware as well.

In the meantime, the changes Google announced look like a big improvement to the outdated Wear OS interface users now sport.

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In the new update, a swipe to the right will show a stream of helpful suggestions from Google Assistant, including tips for the road warrior like flight status or hotel reservations and smart suggestions like weather or restaurants near your destination. That update modified a bunch of stuff to form it more easy to secure to apps and change watchfaces, nonetheless it additionally felt look after a serious step backward when it came to reading notifications. Swiping up the main display will reveal all your notifications to which you can answer to through Smart Reply. Google has yet to confirm all the third-party watches the new software will be compatible with, or whether its debut will coincide with the rumored Pixel Watch, a flagship smartwatch that would be made in-house by Google.

Finally, the Google Health app also gets new features and re-design.

Google Assistant gets smarter and more contextual.

With the forthcoming Google Wear OS update, the firm will be making it easier to access certain features and will bring more information on the screen, cutting down the time taken to implement a task. Heart points give you credit for getting your heart rate up, while move minutes give you credit for any time you move throughout the day, like climbing stairs or walking around the block. You can obviously still take action on them such as swipe them away or use built-in functions such as reply to a message. If users going the opposite way and swipe down, they should find they have quicker access to tools and features like Google Pay. Between Google's smartwatch fleet and Samsung's new Galaxy Watch, Apple Watch might have some decent competition. Google Fit also received a major upgrade this week that introduced two new activity tracking tools the company developed in collaboration with the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization.