Wear OS 3: the performance improvements and Google news released by the Samsung Galaxy Watch4

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The new Samsung Galaxy Watch4 are the first smartwatches to debut Wear OS 3, in which the Korean manufacturer abandons its operating system Tizen for watches by betting on the new unified platform of Google Y Samsung.

Wear OS 3 was born as the “fusion” of Wear OS 2.0 and Tizen, in which Google and Samsung bring to their new unified platform the best of both operating systems, and Google has taken advantage of the presentation of the new family of watches Samsung Galaxy Watch4 to announce Wear OS 3 performance improvements and new apps that users of the new Samsung watches will be able to download.

Wear OS 3 is much faster

Wear OS brings the best of Tizen to the new generation of watches. Samsung watches always stood out in speed and fluidity, features that come to Wear OS 3. Google and Samsung have optimized the performance of Wear OS achieving that applications open 30% faster, to get up to 40 hours of battery and that the setting is 2.5 times shorter.

That the new Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Wear OS means that for the first time Samsung smartwatches will have access to the thousands of apps in Google play, and therefore to some Google applications that were not available in Tizen.

Google maps

Google maps

The Samsung Galaxy Watch4 come standard with Google maps, releasing a new redesigned version with Material Theming that will reach the rest of the watches in a future update. Google maps For Wear OS, in addition to showing us our position and orientation on the map, it also allows us to use navigation to see turn-by-turn directions on our wrist.

Google Messages

The application Google Messages also launches a new interface in the new Samsung Galaxy Watch4, but users in the United States, South Korea or Japan will have to download the application from the Play Store, while in the rest of the countries the application will come from the factory.

Google Pay

Google Pay

In the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 the application to pay that will come from the factory will be Samsung Pay, but users will be able to download Google Pay from the Play Store, where Google has expanded the compatibility with 16 new countries: Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden, Taiwan, Ukraine and United Arab Emirates.

Youtube music

Youtube music

Youtube music It comes to Wear OS for the first time but it will not come from the factory in the new Galaxy Watch4. Users will have to download the app from the Play Store when Google launches it for any Wear OS watch.

More apps on Google Play

Google Play Store

Finally, another of the novelties of the new Samsung watches as they are based on Wear OS is that they now have many more applications available to download thanks to the Play Store, where they can enjoy the new experiences of Calm, Komoot, MyFitnessPal, Period Tracker, Sleep Cycle, Spotify or Strava, whose applications are being adapted to the new Wear OS.

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