The voice command ‘Ok, Google’, has been broken for months for many WearOS users. In our case, we have been able to verify the error in several devices, such as the OPPO Watch or the TicWatch Pro 3 GPS. Even if we have the Google Assistant active, it does not recognize the voice command, so we can not control it in this way.
As we read in XDA Developers, this is a bug recognized by Google, reported in the Google Issue Tracker, and with a solution in progress. It is not known exactly when the error occurred and how it arose, but as they have recognized in statements to The Verge, they are “aware of the problems that some users have been encountering”.
If you’re not able to use voice commands on WearOS, you’re not alone
In our recent analysis, we detected that ‘Ok Google’ was not working on WearOS devices. If we look at Google’s Issue Tracker we see messages from months ago in, 2020, indicating that detection of the command is not working.
Comments are in the dozens, indicating that on models such as the TicWatch Pro 3, Fossil Gen 5, Suunto 7, Fossil Sport 4, Moto 360 third generation, and more watches, the ‘Ok Google’ detection is not working. There have been reports on Reddit for seven months indicating the problem and, although the cause of the problem is not known, it is estimated that it may be caused by some major WearOS update.
Google has recognized the problem and will work on a solution to it, although there is no date set for the update. As there is no patch or manual solution at the moment, if your model is affected there is nothing left to do but wait.