Today, the American multinational technology company Google has shared the first look of the new Wear OS 3.0 Sans Samsung’s Skin emulator image for developers. Similar looks screenshots of the new Wear OS 3.0 were recently shared by Reddit users.
Recall that earlier this year, the tech giant released Wear OS 3.0 but only for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series. As a result, we haven’t been able to see what the next-generation WearOS looks like because the Galaxy Watch 4 ships with the Samsung One UI Watch skin. Before Google officially releases Wear OS 3.0 for all compatible watches, we now have a better idea of what to expect.
The new Wear is expected to be released for non-Samsung smartwatches, such as the Fossil Gen 6, Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 GPS, and others, by the second half of 2022. However, the exact timeline has not been revealed by the company.
In terms of functionality, the Settings menu contains more toggles adjacent to the various gradient-design settings. It will be simpler for users to enable the necessary settings without having to tap an option several times. The buttons on Wear OS 3.0 will be rounder for a different and cleaner aesthetic, and there will be more icons.
The brightness and battery settings have been changed, and the sound settings, including the brightness area, now have a convenient + and – buttons for easier access. There’s also a new Health Services option that displays the Google Fit emblem as well as gender, height, and weight options.
The watch face selection page has been updated as well, with new curved wording at the top and a bright-colored edit button at the bottom. Wear OS 3.0 features more colors to improve overall aesthetics, akin to the Material You theme on Android 12.