Google Wallet also on watches: this is how the Google Pay replacement works on Wear OS

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The digital wallet also on the wrist

Google Wallet Wear Os

Downloading Google Wallet on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

Google Pay officially changed to Google Wallet last Tuesday, July 19, but it was not until yesterday, Wednesday, July 20, when the update was released in the official Android store. With it, all mobiles that had Google Pay migrated to Google Wallet; step that watches with Wear OS have also started, at least all those compatible with mobile payments via NFC.

The app can now be downloaded from the Google Play Store. After the usual installation process, Google Wallet appears on the smartwatch screen to offer almost the same functions as on mobile.

There are no changes between Google Wallet and the previous Google Pay, the clocks have nothing new apart from a change in the icon of the shortcut (in fact, the application interface maintains the Google Pay logo). The Wear OS app weighs just over 3 MB and can be installed directly from the watch’s Google Play.

Google Wallet Wear Os

It is surprising that Google has evolved the aspect of the application on Android mobiles and, however, has not yet touched that of Wear OS watches. Surely the changes will land in future versions of the app: for now the movement is more an approach to the future than a renewal.

Google Wallet Wear Os

The Google Wallet interface remains that of Google Pay

With Google Wallet on the smartwatch all cards registered on the mobile go to the wrist (it is necessary to authorize the use on the watch); as well as added passes, boarding passes and loyalty cards – everything is automatically synced. Of course: as was the case with Google Pay, for Wallet to work on Wear OS, the smartwatch must have the screen lock enabled.