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Google starts rolling out WearOS update with speed, battery life boost

Google has confirmed in a blog post today that it has started rolling out a nice WearOS refresh. The software update provides performance improvements, UI tweaks, Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 and 4100+ support, improved battery life and more.

WearOS users may have lost access to Play Music, but they’ll be happy to know Google has started rolling out a big software update. This was originally revealed in a blog post by by Karen Ng, Director of Product and Robert Simpson, Product Manager at Google, and confirmed earlier today.

What’s changing?

The update brings big performance improvements and reduce lag time in opening apps by around 20%. This will make everything more responsive and you’ll be able to access information quicker than before.

The search giant is also simplifying the pairing process, adding better controls for managing different watch modes and workouts. This will be made all-the-more easier thanks to various improvements Google is planning for the user interface.

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But this is not where it ends. With each passing year we are getting more powerful processors and advancements in hardware. The company is introducing upgrades that will support the latest tech, including the new the new Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 4100 and 4100+ platforms, advancements in LTE and more. Plus there are battery life improvements.

New app

A few months ago we saw the launch of the WearOS hand washing app. The coronavirus pandemic has raised the importance of hygiene and your watch can send you regular reminders to make sure you wash your hands.

In a few months time you’ll see another useful app. This one will bring a beautiful new weather experience. It will have weather alerts for your local area and show a detailed breakdown of what to expect.

WearOS is getting lots of improvements as part of update this fall

The update has made its way to the Suunto 7 yesterday with more manufacturers to follow in the coming months. The Suunto refresh brought route navigation, an always on low power sport display, a battery saving GPS mode, Popular starting points and more.

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Ivan Jovin

Ivan has been a tech journalist for over 7 years now, covering all kinds of technology issues. He is the guy who gets to dive deep into the latest wearable tech news.

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