This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Google's Wear OS hasn't had a major update in a long time, and it's slowly falling behind the Apple Watch and Galaxy Watch, which release new versions every year. It was hoped that the Fitbit acquisition would provide leverage, but the acquisition is not yet complete. Nevertheless, minor updates have been made and new features have been added to the fitness app Google Fit along with Wear OS.
Google Fit can connect to and retrieve information from third-party devices other than Wear OS, and this feature has been extended to display sleep stages, such as REM sleep and deep sleep, in the sleep log. So far, it could only display bedtime and waking up time, which was not enough, but now it finally has the same functionality as other apps.
On the Wear OS side, new Workouts Tile and Breathe Tile have been added to the tiles that are displayed by swiping left and right. The Weather Tile has also been changed to make them easier to read, the company says.
The Workouts Tile shows a shortcut to the most recently used workout, and during a workout, you can see all the metrics such as pace, distance, and time.
The Breathe Tile is for conducting guided breathing sessions, which is often used in other companies' devices, and it can also show changes in heart rate between the beginning and end.
These updates will be rolled out in the next few days. It's not a groundbreaking new feature, but with all the attention being paid to health care due to the coronavirus disaster, it's likely to be an incentive to keep using Wear OS.
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