Google’s Wear OS 2.1 update cares more about future smartwatches than your old one (sorry)

The Wear OS update that Google announced at IFA has arrived. With new navigational shortcuts, tighter Google Assistant integration, and a smartphone-style notification “stream,” your old Android Wear smartwatch will certainly feel different once it’s installed.

But just because it’s different, doesn’t mean it’s better. While older watches will enjoy some interface improvements, Google’s update isn’t about fixing your current device. It’s about making the next crop of wearables way better. Android Wear and Wear OS smartwatches won’t see much of a speed or battery life boost with the update, for instance. But next year’s models, which will also utilize the new Qualcomm Wear 3100 chip, absolutely will.

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