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Google Fit app to support low-power GPS technology

15 March 2019 3

While the smartwatch industry is still going through its refinement process and many doubt the usefulness of smartwatches at all compared to the price of the modern smartwatches, the idea of wearable tech is on the rise. The wearable industry is projected to rise far beyond the current landscape. Google’s WearOS was meant to fuel the majority of the smartwatches out there much like Android OS though leading tech manufacturers like Samsung and Huawei opted to have their very own proprietary software.

WearOS had also issued with battery performance and lacked behind in terms of features and design. Though in the latest development, Google has released a new update for WearOS bringing on the support for lower-power GPS that offers support for tracking workouts and shows improved battery endurance. While there is no word out there as to which smartwatches could specifically utilize this update, though it does mention that any smartwatch supporting this low-powered GPS technology could make use of it.

“The latest Google Fit update enables TicWatch Pro to be much more efficient with battery use when running Google Fit. The battery savings varies with each unique situation, but users will experience an improvement in battery life in most situations”

As for now, we don’t have any specific insight about as to what extent this update would leave an impact on the battery, though people using their devices for tracking their sports might feel a difference. Share your experiences in the comment section below.



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