Wear OS gets a new H Update with improved battery saver mode

Google has announced a new update for the Wear OS (earlier known as Android Wear). The company is calling it “H Update”¬†although once you get it your watch won’t display that, instead just telling you it’s running Wear OS 2.2.

Wear OS H Update

It isn’t clear why the search giant has gone with a strange naming convention for this update. Anyways, the new software packs a new Battery Saver Mode that will automatically turn on and only display the time once the level falls below 10%. This should further improve battery life, of course.

Wear OS H Update

When you’re not wearing it, your watch will go into deep sleep mode after 30 minutes of inactivity because there’s no point in it needlessly draining its battery.

Smart App Resume is now here for all apps, letting you easily pick up where you left off, and a new two-step power off mechanism has been added – hold the power button until you see the power off screen and then select power off or restart.

The update is headed to smartwatches “progressively” “over the coming months”, so depending on your luck it might be quite a while before you see it. What’s more, your device may not immediately be eligible for this update, Google says, without adding any more details.

Pankaj U

Pankaj is a tech blogger with interests in mobile, PC, apps and more.

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