Google announces Wear OS 'System Version: H' update

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 16 Nov 2018
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Google says that the new Version H update will have a Battery Saver Mode, Smart App Resume for all Apps and Two Step Power Off features.

Google announces Wear OS 'System Version: H' update

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Google is preparing an update for Wear OS called , called 'Version: H’, to the Wear OS that will bring a string of new features that will help enhance the user experience on wearables running on the operating system. According to an official Google blog post, the update will bring four major enhancements, which include improved battery life, improved off-body efficiency, Smart App esume and two step power off in the wearables which it powers.   

“In the next few months, you should soon see a system update on your device. This update will be progressively rolling out over the coming months. Your device may not immediately be eligible for this update and will be determined by your watch manufacturer. Some functionality may vary by device,” Alisha, Community Manager at Google, said in the blogpost. The release will bring along the following features and changes:

Google claims that the 'Battery Saver Mode' update will be able to extend the battery life of the devce even further by only displaying the time once the battery level falls below 10%. The 'Improved Off-Body Efficiency' feature will send the wearable into Deep Sleep mode after 30 minutes of inactivity. This will should further conserve the battery on the wearable.

With 'Smart App Resume for all Apps', users can now pick up where they left off across all apps on the wearable. The 'Two Step Power Off' will allow users to turn off your watch in two easy steps. To turn off your watch, users can simply hold the power button until the 'Power Off' screen pops up and then select 'power off' or 'restart'.

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