Google’s Wear OS is an UI for the smart wearables and since the start of 2019, we have seen multiple smart watches being launched by different companies. There is no doubt that the future will be filled with smart watches and smart wearables and for that, Google’s OS will be one primary ingredient. Google earlier introduced the quick swipeable widgets on its Wear OS in August 2018. The swipeable feature provided its users much convenience as with just a simple swipe they can access notifications and other information on their smart watches.
And now, the California-based search giant has launched Tiles, a new swipe based information interface. These Tiles are widgets for the Wear OS which provides quick access for the upcoming events, headlines, information and weather forecasts. It also offers many new features and tools to the Wear OS. The search giant has announced 6 Tiles for the Wear OS which can be checked by swiping left on the home page of the smart watches that come with Google’s OS.
This information was revealed by Google through a blog post where it introduced the six Tiles – Goals, Next event, Forecast, Heart rate, Headlines, and Timer. The Tiles do what their names suggests – the Next Event tile will show the upcoming event of the user while the Forecast Tile will show the weather information. The Heart Rate will display the user’s heartrate while the Timer will start a countdown timer. The Headlines Tile will show the current news headlines and the Goal Tile can be used to check the health and fitness goals the user has pre-saved.
The Tiles can be chosen by swiping left and tapping on the desired tile. The user can also select the order in which the Tiles will appear in their smart watch powered by Google’s Wear OS. For adjusting the order of the Tiles, the user can long press and move the tile to their desired location. The users also have the option to change the Tile order through his smartphone.
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Google has announced that all the new Tiles will be brought to smartwatches powered by Wear OS from next month onwards. But the launch of some of the Tiles will vary depending on the region, software version running on the smartphone connected wit the smartwatch and the watch’s Wear OS version. The Tiles will be brought to the smartwatches through a software update.
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