News, stories, opinions, review by Clinton Stark about Google’s wearable operating system, Wear OS (formerly Android Wear).
Tag: Wear OS
Google Wear OS is still alive – Samsung partnership to help reboot, but did Google miss rebranding opportunity?
Finally. Google is rebooting Wear OS in a serious effort to take on Apple Watch.
This bit of wearable news is becoming the norm. Another smartwatch market share report. Another win for Apple in terms of market share. In this case a new report by Counterpoint Research reveals that in 2020 the overall smartwatch market grew only 1.5% (with a slight dip in Q4 due to...
The Show Must Go On: Unlike Google's completely cancelled I/O conference Apple's WWDC will happen in 2020.
Faster and better. Who knew?
Apple has been leading wearables ever since the launch of the Apple Watch almost five years ago in 2015. Now in its 5th iteration, the smartwatch has helped bring an easy-to-use and useful experience to the masses -- something which earlier makers of fitness and smartwatch devices struggled to do. IDC...
Fitbit OS Update for Versa 2, Ionic: Clock face switcher, always-on enhancements, advanced sleep tools, more
Fitbit keeps rolling out software updates for its fitness trackers and smartwatches. As a generally happy Versa owner color me impressed. And the latest comes in the form of Fitbit OS 4.1, due December 3, 2019 per the Fitbit blog. Fitbit is heavily promoting its sleep tools in the latest...
Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion. What does that mean for WearOS and Google wearables?
Unlike Google and the mess that is Wear OS, Apple has kept things simple with watchOS. A dedicated "app store" for the Apple Watch seems complicated... and unnecessary.