The Galaxy Watch 4 are the first smartwatches to use Wear OS 3.0, a new version of the operating system that leaves us with many new features.
The Galaxy Watch 4 has been officially presented and will arrive in some countries at the end of this month. One of the big news in these new Samsung smartwatches is that they use Wear OS 3.0, the new version of the operating system, being the first to make use of this version.
Months ago it was confirmed the collaboration of Samsung and Google, which would result in Wear OS 3.0, and Galaxy Watch 4 would use an additional layer, which is One UI Watch 4. This new version of the operating system leaves us with many new features and improvements.
Changes that come with the Wear OS 3.0
The performance is significantly improved, at least in these Galaxy Watch 4, which run applications 30% faster than other wearables. In addition to having autonomy of up to 40 hours with a single charge. A remarkable improvement, which will make Wear OS 3.0 able to compete with watches with Tizen or Apple Watch.
Google is also working on improving the functions of these smartwatches as well. The number of applications compatible with these watches is expanded, being able to download more third-party applications on them. In addition, new applications are launched, such as the version of YouTube for this operating system, which is now officially launched.
One of the improvements that have been mentioned in the presentation of these Galaxy Watch 4 is the possibility of installing apps on the watch from the mobile, thanks to instant synchronization. In addition, some apps can be synchronized directly from the watch to the phone, for example, as is the case of Google Maps. Other apps, such as Google Pay, have a new look and feel and the list of countries where contactless payments are supported has been expanded.
Wear OS 3.0 also has a new design, with new interface elements inspired by Material You. In addition, API access is extended to third-party apps for the first time. This openness will be something that can contribute to the success of Wear OS 3.0. It will be rolling out on watches soon, as we have already learned.