I've loved Android smartwatches since the original Moto 360, but I'm tired of making excuses for Wear OS's lackluster performance and Tizen's abysmal apps. Once upon a time, I thought maybe — just maybe — a Pixel Watch could be the smooth, well-supported Android watch of my dreams, but now I know better.
Your Wear OS watch is about to get a little bit more useful just in time for summer. Google has added UV Index information to the watch platform's weather app to help you stay protected against the Sun's most intense rays.
Smartwatches can be a useful tool for adults and kids alike. However, when it comes to kids there are a few more caveats. Finding the watch with the features and privacy you want can be tough, but here we've done the work for you.
Notifications on Wear OS are one of the best parts of the wearable operating system. However, getting a buzz on your wrist every few seconds can be obnoxious. Limiting the number of apps that can notify your Wear OS watch is a great way to regain sanity over the constant wrist vibrations.
Have you ever gotten a message on your Wear OS smartwatch when your hands were full and all you had to scroll with was your nose? Yeah, me either. Well, by enabling gestures, this issue can be solved as well as other functions by a simple flick of the wrist.
Wear OS watches may have faded into the background in recent years, but Fossil proves that Wear OS can still hold its own and offer a well-rounded experience without emptying your wallet. The Fossil Gen 5E has a few shortcomings, but for most buyers, they won't ruin the experience.
Sometimes you just want to find basic info quickly without the need to open up the app drawer on your Wear OS watch, scroll through your apps, then wait for the app to load. When all you really want to see your Google Fit stats or the weather — that's what Tiles are for. You can even customize them for your needs, here's how.
Wear OS smartwatches have many of the same features as Android smartphones, from making phone calls to full-access to the Google Play Store. Just like on your phone, apps that you download to your smartwatch will need updating. Here's how to do that!
Are your surroundings either too bright or too dim, making it difficult to see your Wear OS watch's display? We show you some steps to adjust the screen's brightness so it's just right on your smartwatch.
Google Fit is becoming a more full-featured health platform and there are lots of devices that can sync your fitness data to it than just Wear OS devices. Here's how to get your workouts synced to your Google account.