Google Updates Wear OS With New Design, Improved Notifications, More

Wear OS gets a redesign with a focus on health coaching and proactive information

Wear OS gets a redesign with a focus on health coaching and proactive information

Google is prepping a major Wear OS redesign that focuses on three key aspects - proving quicker access to notifications and information, offering proactive help from the Google Assistant and supplying smarter health coaching.

Wear OS' new notification stream is created to make it easier to browse, take action or dismiss notifications. And future users will be able to tap on a notification to get built-in smart replies. The Health app can be accessed by simply swiping from the right. Let's say you're headed to the airport-swipe right on your watch to see your flight status or hotel reservation. Apparently this tool will get even more useful over time as Google Assistant gets to know you better and new features are added.

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Google is also including a revamped quick settings panel, which now includes a brand new, dedicated button for Google Pay. With a new processor and the new software design, Google's Wear OS looks poised to compete with Apple's own smartwatch, which is also rumored to receive an update next month.

A swipe down meanwhile will present more features and shortcuts than it now does, with Google Pay and Find My Phone being examples that are given. Tap on smart suggestions like the weather at your destination or find a restaurant near your hotel. We worked with the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization to design these goals based on their physical activity recommendations which are shown to have health benefits for your heart and mind.

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