Wear OS: News
Wear OS, formerly known as Android Wear, is an Android-based operating system designed by Google specifically for smartwatches and wearables. This operating system was coded in C, C++, and Java. It remains open-source, although its components are confidential. Just like Android, it supports the installation of applications via APK files. Wear OS allows smartwatches to interface with Android and iOS smartphones using Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G, and LTE connectivity. It is estimated that in the first six months of its availability, 720,000 Android Wear smartwatches were shipped. As of 2021, Wear OS directly rivals Apple's Watch OS. Wear OS also integrates Google Assistant and allows users to execute commands on their smartwatch and phone using just their voice. Wear OS was first introduced in March 2014. Today, the operating system is used by several popular third-party manufacturers including ASUS, Broadcom, Fossil, HTC, Intel, LG, MediaTek, Motorola, Qualcomm, Samsung, Skagen, Polar, and Tag Heuer. In January 2021, Google acquired popular variables manufacturer Fitbit, opening up more opportunities to incorporate Wear OS into the company's wearables.
02 Dec 2022Google
Google releases new Android and WearOS features: Check what's new
Google is releasing a bunch of new Android features in celebration of the upcoming holiday season.
11 Oct 2022Google Pixel Watch
Google Pixel Watch will get 3 years of WearOS updates
Just a few days after its debut, Google has now released a short document on the software updates for its first-ever smartwatch.
31 Aug 2022Samsung
Google Pixel Watch to be priced at around $400
Google will launch the Pixel Watch at around $399 (nearly Rs. 31,700) in the US, according to 9to5Google.
03 Jul 2022Amazon Alexa
Fossil Gen 6 Venture Edition smartwatch goes official in India
Fossil has introduced a new Gen 6 series smartwatch in India, called the Gen 6 Venture Edition.
29 Apr 2022Google
Google Pixel Watch bags Bluetooth certification; launch imminent
Google is gearing up to introduce the Pixel Watch soon.
22 Jan 2022Google
Google Pixel Watch tipped to debut on May 26
Google is expected to launch its first smartwatch, the Pixel Watch, later this year. In the latest development, tipster Jon Prosser has revealed that the tech giant is planning to announce the wearable on May 26.
22 Sep 2021Smartwatches
Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch, with AMOLED touchscreen, launched in India
Fossil has launched the Gen 6 model in India as its latest smartwatch. It carries a starting price-tag of Rs. 23,995 and will go on sale from September 27 via Amazon and the company's official website.
19 May 2021Google
Google finally brings YouTube Music app to Wear OS
In September 2020, Google said it would phase out the Play Music app and YouTube Music would replace it. However, users of the Wear smartwatch operating system lost access to Play Music even before that.
13 Feb 2021Facebook
Facebook could be secretly developing a smartwatch for 2022 launch
Social media giant Facebook is reported to be developing a smartwatch that is likely to launch next year. The device could be Android-based, although there is no confirmation if that will be the OS of choice.
29 Sep 2020Xiaomi
Xiaomi launches smart speaker, smartwatch, soap dispenser, shoes, and more
Xiaomi has launched a flurry of products today in India.
02 Mar 2020OPPO
OPPO Watch to launch on March 6: Details here
OPPO is all set to launch its first-ever smartwatch, the OPPO Watch on March 6, alongside the Find X2 and Find X2 Pro flagship smartphones.
01 Feb 2020Google
Puma launches first smartwatch in India: Here's all about it
Leading sports brand Puma has launched its first-ever smartwatch in the Indian market.
06 Nov 2019Xiaomi
Xiaomi launches Apple Watch lookalike for Rs. 13,000
Xiaomi has ventured into the wearables segment with its first-ever smartwatch, the Mi Watch.
18 Jan 2019Google
Google acquires secret smartwatch tech for $40 million: Details here
Building on its ambitions to deliver an ideal Apple Watch competitor, Google has decided to invest $40mn in a mysterious smartwatch technology.