Google, in a recent Unpacked event, announced new features to Wear OS. The major features include redesigned Play Store and offline Google Map support, which will be available to users by the end of this year.
Wear OS comes with Galaxy Watch 5 series—Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro with the updated One UI Watch skin.
Google also announced that the Google Maps app for Wear OS will soon have offline navigation support.
In the current version, Google Maps on the watch requires a phone connection for navigation, but with the upcoming change, one can use the service even while leaving the phone at home.
On the updates, Samsung said, “Music and audio lovers will appreciate updates that include new apps like SoundCloud and Deezer.”
Other than Google Maps, Google is also revamping the Play Store on Wear OS to provide an easy experience like the smartphone app. The Play Store on Wear OS is said to get new collections of apps, show trending apps, and “personalized recommendations.”
August 12, 2022