Wear OS

Updated: 04/02/2019 by Computer Hope
Wear OS

Previously known as Android Wear, Wear OS is an Android-based smartwatch platform developed by Google. The operating system, much like its smartphone counterpart, is flexible and optimized to work on devices from a large variety of manufacturers. Wear OS watches are available from technology companies like LG and Huawei, along with well-known fashion companies like Fossil, Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, and Guess. Each watch has its own unique features and capabilities based on their manufacturer.

Features of Wear OS watches

  • Included watch faces
  • Custom watch face support
  • Heart rate sensor
  • Step counter
  • Text message support
  • Phone call support
  • Select Google Play Store applications
  • Notifications for iOS and Android smartphones
  • Google Assistant support

Related pages

Apple Watch, Electronics terms, Operating System terms, Wearable