Google Renames Android Wear as Wear OS, New OTA Update Coming for These Smartwatches

As rumors suggested, the Android Wear OS will be now officially called as Wear OS. With the Android Wear 2.0 update, Google brought major changes to its smartwatch OS. Apart from the Wear OS branding, the users won’t find any new changes to the operating system. According to Google, one out of every three Android smartwatch users has an iPhone. The name change to Wear OS is said to reflect Google’s technology, vision, and their smartwatch users.

The announcement comes just ahead of the Baselworld 2018 trade show that will be held from March 22nd in Switzerland. If any new changes are intended to come with the Wear OS, Google will mostly reveal them at the trade show. Below is the list of all Android smartwatches that will be getting Wear OS update. The OTA update for these smartwatches will start rolling out in the coming days.

  • Casio PRO TREK Smart WSD-F20
  • Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch
  • Diesel Full Guard
  • Emporio Armani Connected
  • Fossil Q Control
  • Fossil Q Explorist
  • Fossil Q Founder 2.0
  • Fossil Q Marshal
  • Fossil Q Venture
  • Fossil Q Wander
  • Guess Connect
  • Gc Connect
  • Huawei Watch 2
  • Hugo BOSS BOSS Touch
  • Kate Spade Scallop
  • LG Watch Sport
  • LG Watch Style
  • Louis Vuitton Tambour
  • Misfit Vapor
  • Michael Kors Access Bradshaw
  • Michael Kors Access Dylan
  • Michael Kors Access Grayson
  • Michael Kors Sofie
  • Montblanc Summit
  • Movado Connect
  • Mobvoi Ticwatch S & E
  • Nixon Mission
  • Polar M600
  • Skagen Falster Smartwatch
  • TAG Heuer Connected Modular 41
  • TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45
  • Tommy Hilfiger 24/7 You
  • ZTE Quartz

Google also changed the name of the Android Wear app to Wear OS by Google. The same will be automatically reflected on the user’s smartphone with the app update. Just like the Wear OS, the app UI and functionality will remain same as before. Till date, the Android Pay (now Google Pay) on Android Wear (now Wear OS) smartwatches is only limited to the US and UK markets.

From now on, the Wear OS users in the Canada, Spain, and Australia will be able to make Google Pay payments using their smartwatches. However, the Google Pay will be only supported on Wear OS smartwatches that come equipped with an NFC chip. Let us know, would you be interested in using a smartwatch that is rated to give one or two days of battery life. Share your opinion with us by commenting down below or tweet us at @PhoneRadarBlog.