Google Fit update promises improvements in battery life for Wear OS smartwatches

Google Fit update promises improvements in battery life for Wear OS smartwatches
Great news for those who bought a Wear OS smartwatch, as Google is now bringing new improvements to some of them that will eventually reduce power consumption. The improvements are made via Google Fit, a health-tracking platform developed by Google for Wear OS (Android too), 9to5Google reports.

Well, it looks like the latest Google Fit update makes it possible for some Wear OS smartwatch to use a battery saving low power GPS mode. Basically, this means that these smartwatches will be much more efficient with battery use when running Google Fit.

However, battery savings varies with each unique situation, but you should definitely notice an improvement in battery life in most situations, even if minimal in some cases.

Now, this should be the part where we tell you which smartwatches are getting this improvement, but from what we've been able to learn, it looks like there's just one that will receive the Google Fit update initially – Mobvoi's TicWatch Pro.

Even so, we expect Google to roll out the update to other Wear OS smartwatches as well, but we don't have a timeline for the moment, so here is hoping it will come sooner rather than later.

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4 Comments

1. surethom

Posts: 1635; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Google fit is not the best not very health focused. Even Samsung health is way better.

2. JcHnd

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

True, i went from a Gear S3 to a Wear OS device and Google Fit is not as complete as the Samsung Health app, it doesnt have a lot of exersises and wont continously check your heart rate.

3. ssallen

Posts: 168; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

What? My Misfit continuously tracks my heart rate during workouts just fine. Also, to the OP, keep in mind Google Fit is a FITNESS app, not a Health app. They are different things. Fitness apps track runs and workouts, health apps track calories, sleep, etc. Samsung Health does both, which is great, but Fit isn't intended to compete directly with it. Google has "partners" remember?

4. Deadeye37

Posts: 288; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

Ah...but does it have Flossing as one of the exercises??? :)

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