Google has begun carrying out the upgrade to the Wear Operating System (OS). The update aims to improve performance, rather than just change the user interface.
Since Android 11 was released on September 8, it’s nice to know that Google kept its promise to deliver updates. The update is still not usable in all smartphones at once, however. The latest changes will increase the Wear OS’s speed, pairing phase, and battery life of the smartwatch.
“These updates and more will be rolling out on Suunto 7 devices first, and to more manufacturers in the coming months,” said a post on the Google Support page. Users should check with the manufacturer the details for other devices regarding the rollout.
But it doesn’t stop here. With each year that passes, we are getting more efficient hardware processors and progresses. The company is launching updates that will support the latest technologies, including the new architectures of Qualcomm ® Snapdragon WearTM 4100 and 4100 +, LTE developments, and more. And there are increases in battery life.
What else to expect from Wear OS upgrade
The next significant Google Wear OS upgrade will boost these wearables’ overall power and efficiency, despite Google’s silence on this topic.
Aside from the more uncomplicated linking phase, longer battery life, and quick start and boot times, the company has not published any other concrete statistics. It seems to rely on the device’s particular model.
However, some small enhancements have been introduced, such as more basic watch modes and controls on exercises, a handwashing timer, and an easy-to-understand weather app.
Suunto 7: Beyond ordinary
Unlike the previous updates, the Wear OS 2020 update rolled out quietly. It could be because of the pandemic. Perhaps Google thought the update may not be too large to persuade users to buy a smartwatch.
Whatever the cause, Suunto 7 isn’t just an everyday wearable yet. Its usability will undoubtedly inspire the public to try it on, particularly with the new Wear OS. This durable smartwatch, though, and sports tracker doesn’t come cheap, but the price is worth it.
The Suunto 7 is the Finnish outdoor sports brand’s first smartwatch. Suunto released the wearable in January. Its high-end specs include the fun offline outdoor maps that match the exercise enthusiasts best fits.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 is powered by the Google’s Wear App framework. Although it’s very pricey at $499, it comes with Google’s fantastic update service. The maker claimed the upgrade would include an “up to 20 percent speed boost” for its launch time. It would have more responsive controls to handle watch modes and workouts, among other significant advances.
The Suunto 7 is built to last with a body made of stainless steel, hardened polyamide, and Gorilla Glass. It is waterproof as well as a shock- and dust-proof for up to 50 m. The Suunto software helps consumers to access more than 70 sport modes and perspectives. The unit’s battery will last with daily usage for up to 48 hours, but continually using GPS monitoring would limit the battery life to only 12 hours. Its 1 GB RAM can hold a lot of information and data.