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OnePlus Watch 2 update adds relax & barometer apps, enhances workouts

OnePlus has released a new firmware update for the Watch 2, bringing new features like the Relax and Barometer apps, workout enhancements, and more.

Launched back in February, the timepiece is a significant improvement over the original OnePlus Watch. It offers a 1.43-inch AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100+ processor, 1GB of RAM,4GB of storage, an optical heart rate sensor, GPS, and over 100 sports modes. It runs on the latest version of Wear OS by Google, giving users access to a wide range of popular apps and services.

The OnePlus Watch 2 is actually one of the better watches you can buy today. Its battery life is particularly considering considering this is a fully fledged wear OS watch. Now the company is rolling out updates that make its second generation smartwatch even more useful.

New features

The latest OnePlus Watch 2 update goes under the moniker A.94. It delivers enhancements in several different areas.

This includes a more optimized data display during workouts, which should help to provide users with clearer insights into their performance. A convenient swipe left gesture during workouts now grants quick access to the Music Controller, eliminating the need to navigate back to the home screen.

The addition of the Relax app offers guided breathing exercises, promoting mindfulness and stress reduction. Meanwhile,the Barometer app provides real-time atmospheric pressure data, a valuable tool for outdoor adventurers and weather-conscious users.

In Power Saver mode, the Phone app receives several new features, including the ability to display contacts, favorite contacts, and call logs. Additionally, users can now disable the “Tap to Wake” feature, preserving battery life and preventing accidental activations. The update also streamlines the process of removing watch faces and optimizes workout and health algorithms for improved accuracy.

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To install the update, open the Settings app on your OnePlus Watch 2 and scroll down to System. Tap on System updates and then tap on Download and install. The update will be downloaded and installed automatically.

Full change-log: OnePlus Watch 2 firmware update A.94

Here is the full changelog for the update:

  • Optimizes data display during workouts.
  • Adds support for accessing Music Controller by swiping left during a workout.
  • Adds Relax and Barometer apps.
  • Adds new features in the Phone app in Power Saver mode, including displaying contacts, favoriting contacts, and displaying call logs.
  • Adds support for turning off “Tap to wake.”
  • Enhances the experience of removing a watch face.
  • Optimizes some workout and health algorithms.
  • Fixes other known issues.

Via: Android Authority

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Marko Maslakovic

Marko founded Gadgets & Wearables in 2014, having worked for more than 15 years in the City of London’s financial district. Since then, he has led the company’s charge to become a leading information source on health and fitness gadgets and wearables.

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