In order to fulfill the basic functions of our service, the user hereby agrees to allow Xiaomi to collect, process and use personal information which shall include but not be limited to written threads, pictures, comments, replies in the Mi Community, and relevant data types listed in Xiaomi's Private Policy. By selecting "Agree", you agree to Xiaomi's Private Policy and Content Policy .
Agree

Tech

[News] Wear OS: What's new and what's coming soon

2019-05-12 03:02:09
586 11

Hello Mi Fan's!!!!

At this year's Google I/O, Google's smartwatches aren't invisible like Daydream VR, but they're definitely laying low. One domed demo space has a number of Wear OS watches running the latest software feature, Tiles, which I had a chance to finally use. But that's not what things were like last year.

A year ago, Google seemed to have big plans for Wear OS. Software updatesbrought a new, improved interface. New Qualcomm processors promised better performance and sports modes. A wave of new watches started to appear.

There have been 21 Wear OS watches from 17 brands over the last year, which is a lot. Many of the watch designs look nice. But Wear OS hasn't taken a giant leap into new territories. The improved OS is better, and Tiles looks useful, but it's not a surprising addition. In fact, if you've ever seen a Samsung Galaxy Watch, it's downright familiar.

Tiles feel like a new type of app

Tiles are like quick-glance info panels you can swipe through from the main watch face. They're more informative than little complications on watch faces, but lighter and easier to launch than apps. The Samsung Galaxy Watch has a ton of these types of swipeable panels, but Google's only launching seven for now.

They're all for Google's own apps and services. There are fitness Tiles for heart rate, headline summaries for news, one with weather info and a timer. Tiles can be re-ordered, added or removed.


But developers can't make their own Tiles, yet. Google's Wear OS executives say that's likely coming next, after Google releases more Tiles this year. But it's strange, at a developer conference, for a feature to be shown that developers can't do anything with.

Tiles could be helpful for dedicated fitness apps, like ones that tap into specific sets of data such as blood pressure, weight and so on. The included sets of Tile functions at the moment, however, have limits.

It's interesting that Tiles can work like apps, at least. The timer Tile is a full timer.

Will Tiles mean a new type of watch designs?

I couldn't help wonder if Tiles and their quick-access feel would mean standard apps would diminish. Or could this mean a possible wave of smaller, "lighter" wearables that wouldn't feel so big and... well, watch-like. Google seems excited about Tiles. I think they're better to have than not have.



But while the Apple Watch keeps getting better, Samsung and Fitbit keep aggressively lowering prices. Will Google change up its Wear OS strategy to compete?

What about the pixel Watch?

We still haven't heard a thing about Google's own rumored watch, one that would be part of its own Pixel brand of products. Maybe something is still in the works, but right now things seem awfully quiet for Wear OS.



Tiles are nice, but more useful fitness tracking advances, coaching and extra assistant functions would be even nicer. Those features still aren't here.


Source


2019-05-12 03:02:09
Favorites9 RateRate

Super moderator

AP1972 | from MI 8

#1

Thanks for sharing.
2019-05-12 04:10:20

Master Bunny

miSpeed | from Redmi Note 4

#2

good article.  Thank you for sharing
2019-05-12 04:22:30

Pro Bunny

IgorE | from MI 5s Plus

#3

thanks. all looking for a nice watch
2019-05-12 04:34:28

Master Bunny

frost_dragneel | from Redmi Note 6 Pro

#4

thnks for sharing
2019-05-12 04:53:10

Master Bunny

m@soud | from Redmi Note 5

#5

Thanks for sharing
2019-05-12 06:11:33
inspector gadgets
2019-05-12 06:33:58

Beta Team-Global

Vihaan Chandra | from Redmi Note 5 Pro

#7

thanks for sharing
2019-05-12 07:07:25

Master Bunny

Andrea3777 | from Mi MIX 2S

#8

Thanks for the information!
2019-05-12 07:26:56

Master Bunny

Ady026 | from Mi Note 3

#9

Wow awesome
2019-05-12 11:58:40
Thank for sharing
2019-05-12 12:19:55
please sign in to reply.
Sign In Sign Up

ᎮᏒᎥᏁፈᏋ

News Reporter

  • Followers

    226

  • Threads

    983

  • Replies

    2021

  • Points

    25019

Check-in 3 jours
Check-in 7 jours
Check-in 21 jours
Check-in 40 jours
Check-in 70 jours
Check-in 100 jours
10k
New Home
10k Mi Fans
Redmi Note 7
Cast Away
20K Mi Fans
30K Members
Mi Love U & I
Limited Edition Space Medal
Bunny Winner
20K Mi Fans
Mi 9 & Mi 9 SE
70K Fans
Android Q
2 años
Mother's Day
Día de las Madres
Best Mi
Happy Mother's Day
Android Q
50K Mi Fans
Mobile Photography Lover
X-MEN. Desata tu poder
25K
Favorite X-Men
Medalla X-Men: Bestia
Medalla X-Men: Cíclope
X-Men: Mística
Medalla X-Men: Magneto
70K Mi Fans
Challenger
40K Registered Users
Eid Mubarak
Eid ul-Fitr Mubarak
Brain Teaser
X-Men Favorite Medal
Perfil Personalizado
80K Mi Fans
200k Member
Tech Talent
Orgullo
100K Mi Fans
Selfie Day
50K Users
Mi 9T
Medalla Mi Community
MIUI Geek
Fortune 500
Fortune 500
Three's A Party
Happy July
Mi 9T
Global Fans
My Country My Pride
Redmi 7A
Fortune Global 500
FORTUNEGLOBAL500
Mi 9 SE
60K Registered Users
Like
Check in
Reply
Favorites
Post
FortuneGlobal500
Profile Medal
Eid Al-Adha Mubarak
9YearsWithMIUI
Fortune Global 500
MIUI 9th Birthday
Global Community
70K
У які ігри ви граєте найбільше?
Global Community
Mejor Contenido Agosto
Mi A3
80K Medal
Medalla Encuesta Mi Phone
80K
wallpaper votes
500
Redmi 7A
better together slogan
Global Community
device poll
better together with friends
games discuss
Puzzle Master
Mid-Autumn Festival

Read moreGet new
Copyright©2016-2019 Xiaomi.com, All Rights Reserved
Content Policy
Quick Reply To Top Return to the list