161171711 Wear OS rarely comes, especially since it’s not so popular with smartwatch users. Or a follower of the technical field in general. In 2020, the best-selling companies in the field of smartwatches were Apple, Xiaomi, Huawei, Samsung, and Fitbit. All of these companies do not use Wear OS 3. Except for Xiaomi, which uses it on the Mi Watch, it is so modified that it does not recognize its presence.
On the other hand, there is none with Wear OS among the top 20 selling smartwatches on Amazon. And if you didn’t know yet, Wear OS is Google’s smartwatch operating system, the Android system for watches.
Google neglects Wear OS 3.
Google started developing Wear OS with the same mindset as Android. The company wanted to produce an integrated operating system for smartwatches and then sell it – that is, a license to use it – to hundreds of smartwatch manufacturers, just as it does with Android.
But there was a major difference between Android and its watch counterpart. Android benefits from almost monthly updates, great interest from companies and from Google itself. But on the contrary, the Google Watch operating system has been a victim of severe neglect.
Samsung and Google Save the System.
This was the case for many years, until suddenly, in mid-May, Google suddenly announced major updates to Wear OS. Later we learned that these updates are a rebuild of the system in cooperation with Samsung! Where will integrate the expertise of Google and Samsung into the development stages?
Samsung currently owns the Tizen operating system. It is already used in its smartwatches, but the upcoming Galaxy Watch 4 next August will come instead with the new system. As we understand, the system will be redeveloped by the joint efforts of the two companies.
The Shape is Not Everything.
Wear OS is good-looking and maybe the best looking among the competitors, and a company like Fossil, with its many sub-brands, makes beautiful looking watches. Still, it doesn’t achieve the expected success because the performance is more important than the look.
The smartwatches user usually expects that his watch will give him an acceptable battery life, a good shape of the system, effective use of the screen, and high efficiency in running applications, and these things the system struggled to provide, although they are the basics.
Besides, Apple Watches provide a unique experience of use, an excellent form of the system, and actual useful performance such as Fall Detection features, tracking health status and heart rate, or even measuring the percentage of oxygen in the blood.
Do you know who else manages to offer these advantages? It’s Samsung! By relying on its Tizen system, which it has fully developed, Googlesung will combine its expertise, and the Wear OS system will benefit from the efficiency and effectiveness of Tizen. At the same time, Samsung watches will begin to take advantage of the Play Store in full! Perhaps this is the only duo capable of facing Apple.