After “focusing on the fundamentals” for a performance-centric software update that started to roll out to select smartwatches a couple of months ago, Google is today unveiling yet another Wear OS revision aimed at making tracking and “understanding all of your wellness information easier.”
You can set goals and receive pace alerts as well without actually taking a (long) break, all of which are features that should have been available at a glance a long time ago on Wear OS-based smartwatches. The same goes for the Breathe Tile, which will allow you to initiate a calming guided breathing session on your wrist faster and easier than ever before.
Meanwhile, the weather experience on Wear OS is set to be overhauled with a “bolder design that’s easier on the eyes”, delivering “more relevant forecast details”, precipitation and various important alerts included.
In addition to the aforementioned Workouts Tile, the generally useful but rarely updated Google Fit app is getting a long overdue revamp on both Android and iOS to become a “single hub for all your health and wellness information.”
In a nutshell, everything you need to know to stay fit and healthy will welcome you in the Google Fit homescreen now, from your heart rate, weight, and blood pressure fluctuations over time to your most recent workout, your progress towards meeting daily and weekly goals for heart points and steps, and last but not least, more detailed sleep information than ever before.