Google reveals major Wear OS H update featuring Battery Saver changes, more

Google reveals major Wear OS H update featuring Battery Saver changes, more
Google has just announced the next major update for Wear OS, its operating system for wearable devices. The update will be rolled out to all compatible devices in the next few months and you should see it as “System Version: H.”

The update brings some improvements to the Battery Saver Mode, changes to Power Off and smart app resume. You can find below some of the most important changes included in the upcoming update:

  • Battery Saver Mode updates: this update extends your battery life even further by turning on Battery Saver to only display the time once your battery falls below 10%.
  • Improved off body efficiency: after 30 minutes of inactivity, your watch will go into deep sleep mode to conserve battery.
  • Smart app resume for all apps: you can now easily pick up where you left off across all apps on your watch.
  • Two step power off: you can now turn off your watch in two easy steps. To turn off your watch, simply hold the power button until you see the power off screen and then select 'power off' or 'restart.'
According to Google, the update will be rolled out in waves, so many wearable devices may not be eligible for Wear OS H at once. Also, the availability of the update will be determined by your smartwatch manufacturer.

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5 Comments

1. surethom

Posts: 1661; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Will we ever get a back up & restore , get a new phone & you have to factory reset your watch WHY.

3. p51d007

Posts: 702; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Security... My Samsung Gear 3 watch resets if I pair it to my other phone, but, I can backup the watch faces.

2. fakenewzz

Posts: 133; Member since: Nov 15, 2018

Get an Apple Watch. Android watches suck it.

4. Marienx

Posts: 115; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

and should we get an iPhone with it? Ppl here say the stupidest things.

5. Feanor

Posts: 1346; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I'm embarrassed to be seen with a Fisher Price toy on my wrist and have the same watch with ten others in the same restaurant, because their favourite fruity company told them that doing so is a good thing. So, I went on to trust my sense of good taste into a TAG Heuer Connected and I can also see the time without having to make a Power Rangers gesture to wake up my watch, and I can even see attachments of notifications on my watch that my friends' Apple Watches cannot. Generally, in typical American fashion, the "news" thrive on speculation and rumour spreading. So journalists have decided to overrate the Apple Watch, a watch that still looks like a toyish, shrunken down phone, that still cannot tell the time always, that still doesn't perform as effectively when it comes to notifications (pretty much the primary reason of existance for smartwatches, apart from telling the time) and has just as poor battery life as any Wear OS (actually worse considering that it still has no always-on mode).

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