These are the watches that will be updated to Wear OS 3. Is yours on the list?
Google declared Wear OS 3 in May 2021, another variant of its smartwatch OS on which it worked closely with Samsung and consolidated the latter’s Tizen platform. The third iteration of the OS promises to tackle every one of the platform’s shortcomings by offering better execution, proficiency, and customization options.
Notwithstanding, almost six months after send off, there’s still only one smartwatch running Wear OS 3: the Galaxy Watch 4. Pondering when other existing Wear OS smartwatches will get the OS update? Peruse underneath to discover.
These Smartwatches Will Get the Wear OS 3 Update
While there are quite a couple of Wear OS smartwatches out there from different brands, just a small bunch of them will get an update to the latest rendition of the OS. The accompanying watches have been affirmed by Google or their respective manufacturer to get the update:
- TicWatch Pro 3
- TicWatch T3
- Fossil Gen 6
- Razer x Fossil Gen 6
As may be obvious, the list of smartwatches getting the Wear OS 3 update is tiny. The Fossil Gen 6 actually sent off after the OS was delivered, so just the TicWatch Pro 3 and T3 are the existing wearables to get the update. Samsung’s existing Tizen-based Galaxy Watches are additionally ineligible for the update.
This is fundamentally in light of the fact that Wear OS 3 just supports Qualcomm’s Wear 4100 platform, while most Android smartwatches in the market are controlled by the more established Wear 3100 platform. Because of this, all existing Wear OS smartwatches from Oppo, Motorola, and others are ineligible for the update.
It is likewise important to note that while the above smartwatches will get the Wear OS 3 update, the experience might not be that great, and it might actually cause execution and stability issues.
Samsung Has Exclusive Admittance to Wear OS 3 for the present
Google has worked closely with Samsung on Wear OS 3 and blended its Tizen platform with the OS. While not mentioned, the Korean organization appears to have exclusive admittance to the new smartwatch OS until further notice.
This could explain why we are still seeing any semblance of Fossil and others send off smartwatches running Wear OS 2 and why Wear OS 3-compatible watches are slated to get the update in the last part of this year.
You May Not Get an Update
Assuming you have a Wear OS 2 smartwatch, its odds getting the Wear OS 3 redesign are pretty thin. Also regardless of whether it get the update, there are no guarantees on how well the new form will perform on more established equipment.