Luxurious smartwatches get more modern: TAG Heuer connects Calibre E4 with Wear OS 3
TAG Heuer is introducing the Google Wear OS 3 software to its Connected Calibre E4 smartwatch. This update brings a number of new features to the luxurious watch, including improved connectivity, a smoother user experience, and new apps. However, the software removes the Google Assistant from the watch, which is not TAG Heuer’s making but Google’s. Learn more about this upgrade and which smartwatches have been confirmed to run Wear OS 3 so far.
If you’re holding on to a Connected Calibre E4 watch, you’ll be delighted to hear that TAG Heuer has announced an upgrade. The company is bringing Google Wear OS 3 software to the timepiece. This slaps on a number of new features and enhancements, such as better connectivity, a completely revamped user interface, and significant app updates. TAG Heuer Golf Full Shot Tracking, for example, is one of the new features exclusive to Wear OS 3.
However, there is one caveat. The update to Wear OS 3 removes the Google Assistant from the watch. But this is not TAG Heuer’s making, but Google’s, who have yet to release the Assistant on watches that run Wear OS 3 on a Snapdragon 4100 SoC, i.e. all the watches apart from Samsung’s and Google’s own Pixel Watch.
Software development is not something that luxury smartwatch manufacturers are typically good at, but TAG Heuer is. For the always-on state of the display (AOD), which is available for Wear OS 2 and 3, the company recently updated its watch faces to include full color.
The Wear OS 3 upgrade is a significant step toward streamlining the TAG Heuer user experience and providing the most premium and intuitive interface. The new operating system started rolling out on March 14th. This should make its way to all owners of the watch in the coming days.
What smartwatches run Wear OS 3?
Below is a full list of the smartwatches confirmed to run Wear OS 3. All the current Fossil Gen 6 watches have now been updated. In addition, there’s now a growing list of devices that launched with Wear OS 3. The main outstanding names are the Mobvoi trio of TicWatches. We anticipate that this will be addressed in conjunction with the rumoured TicWatch Pro 5, which is predicted to debut soon.
If you are wondering which smartwatches run Wear OS 3, we have the full list for you:
- Google Pixel Watch
- Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and above
- Montblanc Summit 3
- Fossil Gen 6
- Diesel Griffed Gen 6
- Skagen Falster Gen 6
- Michael Kors Access 6
- Citizen CZ Smart Gen 2
- Razer x Fossil Gen 6
- Tag Heuer Connected Calibre E4
There isn’t much information yet on Wear OS 4. It is uncertain whether this year will see a full version number jump. It actually wouldn’t surprise us if we get interim versions in 2023, with the full Wear OS 4 to arrive in 2024.
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Early info shows that this will be based on the Android 13 smartphone and tablet operating system. Fitness and health improvements are likely, along with addressing many of the most visible gaps in the platform. Let’s hope the next version of Google’s operating system also improves on battery life.
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