Google Pixel Watch receives much-awaited Wear OS 4 update

Just a few days ago, Google announced the second generation of Pixel Watch, dubbed, Pixel Watch 2. The newer watch comes with a new Wear OS 4 software upgrade out-of-the-box and the tech giant confirmed that the update will also be available for the first-generation watch, i.e. Pixel Watch.

Google took no time to release the major upgrade for the OG Pixel Watch. The new software is seeding with a big list of new features and changes. Pixel Watch picks up the Wear OS 4 update with TWD4.2301005.002 build number. Google is rolling out the new software in a staged manner, you will receive it on your watch in a matter of time.

Wear OS 4 is a major upgrade rolling with features such as a new way to transfer the watch from one device to another without removing the data, access to the new Google Calendar app, more secured and working Backup and Restore settings, Safety Check, Emergency sharing, and Emergency location for Pixel Watch 1, new accessibility and customization settings, and more.

Here is the complete list of changes shared by Google with the Wear OS 4 release for the Pixel Watch.

  • Watch transfer
    • When you upgrade your Pixel phone, you can now easily transfer your Pixel Watch to your new phone without having to factory reset it. Your devices will be synced and ready to go.
  • Backup and restore
    • Backup and restore helps you securely backup your data and settings from your old Pixel Watch so you can easily switch to a new Pixel Watch while keeping all of your data, settings and watch faces in place.
  • Google Calendar app(1)
    • The new Google Calendar app will be preinstalled on your Pixel Watch with this update. You can get event and task notifications, view 30 days of your schedule, easily navigate to event locations right from your wrist, and even mark tasks as complete. Plus, you’ll have more ways to access your calendar, from a tile or complication, to keep important info in plain sight.
  • Safety Features
    • With your upgrade to Wear OS 4, you’ll get access to the latest and greatest in Safety – Safety Check, Emergency Sharing, and Emergency Info on your Pixel Watch 1! Keep your most important medical info easily accessible on your wrist or sent to participating emergency services(2) in the event of an emergency with Medical ID Info. Have peace of mind when you’re walking home alone at night, on an early morning run, or in any other situation where you need a little safety net, with Safety Check and Emergency Sharing.
  • Accessibility & customization
    • New and improved customization capabilities, like a new text-to-speech engine supporting a faster, a more reliable TalkBack experience on your watch, bold text, new and improved magnification, and audio balance to adjust intensity of sound between right and left audio channels.
  • Enhanced notifications
    • Notifications come with smart link recognition of phone numbers and addresses, allowing you to tap to call, message, or get directions. Embedded media previews let you quickly view images and GIFs without leaving the notification shade. These enriched alerts provide more information upfront so you can take action faster.

Apart from these changes, the upgrade comes with an October 2023 monthly security patch. If you own the Pixel Watch (1) and want to update it to Wear OS 4, then you can swipe down to open quick menu and select Settings, now tap System > System Updates.

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