Google Adds Widgets to Wear OS
Google today announced Tiles, a new feature of Wear OS that brings a set of widgets one swipe away from the home screen on Wear OS smartwatches. Six "tiles" are available to start, and Google promises to add more tiles over time. The initial set of tiles is: Goals, Next event, Forecast (weather), Heart rate, Headlines and Timer. Tiles replaces the Google Fit screen, which is now the Goals tile. Users can re-arrange the tiles into any order they like. Tiles will be rolling out to Wear OS smartwatches over the next month.
Mar 21, 2017
Google today said it has added more stores to the home screen of its News & Weather app for mobile devices. Specifically, the home screen will list an additional 200 stories in a section called More Headlines.
Aug 21, 2018
Google today unveiled a new version of Google Fit, its app for tracking fitness activities. Google says the revised app focuses on two activity goals based on recommendations made by the American Heart Association and World Health Organization: Heart Points and Move Minutes.
Sep 1, 2017
Google this week updated some of its Play Store policies that will improve the availability of apps for older Android-based smartwatches. Specifically, Google has made multi-APK apps available to Android Wear 1.0 devices.
Sep 10, 2018
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform, what the company calls a next-generation chip for wearables and other smart devices. To start, the 3100 is built on an ultra low-power hierarchy to conserve battery life.
Jan 5, 2017
Google today announced new integration between its Google Goals tool and Google Fit and Apple Health. In order to help ease the process of meeting goals, Fit and Health can automatically record and mark users' goals in Google Calendar as "done."