Google officially rebrands Android Wear to Wear OS for wearables


A few days ago, we have reported that Google is going to rebrand the Android Wear to Wear OS. Today, the giant has officially rebrands the Android Wear to Wear OS for the wearables. The name of the wearable OS i.e. Android Wear has been changed by the giant officially. 

According to Google, they have officially changed the name. They say, “it’s time for a new name”. This was much expected as a user of Switch has already shared this information while getting a new update on his device. He has also shared the information with proper screenshot. You can find out more information from the above mentioned link regarding the leak of this rebranding by Google.

According to official Blogpost, “we’re announcing a new name that better reflects our technology, vision, and most important of all—the people who wear our watches.” The blog adds, “We’re now Wear OS by Google, a wearables operating system for everyone.”

Google announced iOS support on their wearables in the year 2015. With the new name of their wearable OS, the company has explained very well that they want to make the Wear OS available to more wearable devices. Since people are now switching towards Smartwatches, Wear OS will be more convenient for them.

With this, Google explains that the Wear OS will be available widely on both the platforms, Android and iOS. Since Android Wear users using iOS devices, the giant has decided to change the name to Wear OS which would allow the iOS users to recognise and pair up their Wear OS to more iOS devices. They would be able to simply connect their Wear OS to iOS devices with this rebranding and it will not confuse them in the future.

With the new name, the giant will add a bunch of improvements and functionality to the platform. Without inputing much on this, the giant has cut the post with a few sentences. So yes, we would get to see more updates from the giant on the Wear OS.

The company is seeing more growth on the Android Wear platform year by year as the Smartwatches come with plenty of functions and fitness track applications which helps you to manage your daily routine and keep an eye on your health with the fitness tracking applications. Google wants to make their Wear OS a new brand for the future of wearables. Since more iOS users are now using the Android running smartwatches, the company aims to gain more number of users of this platform in the coming months.

Interestingly, Google has also updated a lit of the Wearables who would receive Wear OS update very soon. You can check out the entire list of devices from here.

  • Casio PRO TREK Smart WSD-F20
  • Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch
  • Diesel Full Guard
  • Emporio Armani Connected
  • Fossil Q Control
  • Fossil Q Explorist
  • Fossil Q Founder 2.0
  • Fossil Q Marshal
  • Fossil Q Venture
  • Fossil Q Wander
  • Guess Connect
  • Gc Connect
  • Huawei Watch 2 (both cellular & non-cellular versions)
  • Hugo BOSS BOSS Touch
  • Kate Spade Scallop
  • LG Watch Sport
  • LG Watch Style
  • Louis Vuitton Tambour
  • Misfit Vapor
  • Michael Kors Access Bradshaw
  • Michael Kors Access Dylan
  • Michael Kors Access Grayson
  • Michael Kors Sofie
  • Montblanc Summit
  • Movado Connect
  • Mobvoi Ticwatch S & E
  • Nixon Mission
  • Polar M600
  • Skagen Falster Smartwatch
  • TAG Heuer Connected Modular 41
  • TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45
  • Tommy Hilfiger 24/7 You
  • ZTE Quartz

The list includes total 33 smartwatches. So the above listed smartwatches will soon receive an official Wear OS update on their display. Once you see the update, make sure to install it on a respective Smartwatch and this is how you can update your Android Wear to Wear OS!