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 2022


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 2022

Google 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 2022


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 2022

Amazon 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 2022


Google Pixel Watch bags Bluetooth certification; launch imminent

Google is gearing up to introduce the Pixel Watch soon.

22 Jan 2022


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 2021


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 2021


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 2021


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 2020


Xiaomi launches smart speaker, smartwatch, soap dispenser, shoes, and more

Xiaomi has launched a flurry of products today in India.

02 Mar 2020


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 2020


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 2019


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 2019


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.