Tag: Wear OS

News, stories, opinions, review by Clinton Stark about Google’s wearable operating system, Wear OS (formerly Android Wear).

Google Wear OS partners with Samsung for new wearable smart watch 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.
Apple announcements watchOS WWDC 2019 San Jose

Trendspotting: Apple Watch extends share by 6%, overall smartwatch market grows by 1.5% (Report)

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...
Apple to host virtual Worldwide Developers Conference beginning June 22

Apple to host its developer conference virtually beginning June 22

The Show Must Go On: Unlike Google's completely cancelled I/O conference Apple's WWDC will happen in 2020.
Apple Watch: Tips for better battery life

Trendspotting: Apple extends wearables lead, adds 5% market share

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 Versa - Fitbit OS update, features

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...
Fitbit versa colors and straps

Google Pixel Watch is coming after all, and it’s called Fitbit

Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion. What does that mean for WearOS and Google wearables?
Google Pixel 4 Quick Gestures

Made by Google 2019: Everything but a Pixel Watch

Will Google ever capitulate and reboot its wearable strategy?
Apple announcements watchOS WWDC 2019 San Jose

Apple watchOS 6 adds app store — I’m not so sure I like the idea

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.