Google gets ready to take on the next Apple Watch – Times of

Internet search giant Google has started rolling out a new update of WearOS, the Android-based operating system for wearables.
The first device to receive this OS update is Suunto 7 and more wearable devices from different OEMs are said to start receiving it soon as well.
Google claims that the new WearOS has been improved from “top to bottom” and the apps now have a launch and boot time up to 20% faster. Further, the company has introduced changes in the device controls that are said to make it easier to manage different watch modes as well as workouts.
Google also claims that the processor of setting up the wearOS smartwatch is now the fastest it has ever been. Not only that, the company is said to have made enhancements to the pairing process that is said to make usage of a WearOS smartwatch more reliable.
Also, the latest update for Android-based smartwatches is also claimed to improve the battery life of the devices.
Last month as part of Google’s weekly series for #11WeeksOfAndroid, the company also said that it will be rolling out a specific feature, given the current scenario, of hand wash timer and tracking fitness metrics.
“In response to COVID-19, we built a handwashing timer that helps ensure users practice good hygiene,” Google had said.
Such a feature was also announced by Apple for the WatchOS 7 update that is also expected to be rolled out soon.

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