18 January 2019
The new Wear OS by Google has received yet another update and this time it focuses on saving the battery of the compatible smartwatches. The update is called “H Update” instead of just telling it to be Wear OS 2.2. The new update brings the Battery Saver mode that will automatically turn on and display the time only when the battery level falls below 10%. This way the battery will be improved.
While in an inactive state (after 30 minutes), the watch will go into the deep sleep so as to avoid any unnecessary draining. Also, the update adds Smart App Resume that lets you easily pick where you left off and a new two-step power off mechanism has been added too. The latter allows you to hold the power button until you see the power off screen and then select power off or restart.
The update is now ready for the Wear OS running smartwatches and will “progressively” “over the coming months.”
The Wear OS was rebranded from Android Wear a few months back and now it’s getting a good attention from Google. After the rebrand, Google has taken care of this form of software and it’s now, in fact, quick to seed the updates with important features. The Wear OS is now also receiving the deeper integration of Google Assistant.