Google doesn’t enjoy any sort of dominance in the smartwatch software market, with its Wear OS software not making waves, and infrequent updates are part of the reason. It looks like Wear OS could finally get an update, albeit with some pretty pointless functionality.
According to 9to5Google, Google has planned an update to Wear OS with a few changes, but the main feature it brings is the ability to record your smartwatch screen. Wow, try not to set the world on fire in there, Google.
While any new functionality is welcome, it’s hard to understand the practical use of sharing a small screen screen recording. Wear OS already allows you to take screenshots, which some say is useful if you want to share your home screen setup or share the current state of fitness activity.
9to5Google’s teardown of the Wear OS app offers little information about this screen recording feature, and at this point it’s not clear whether users will be able to control the duration of the screen. recording, however, apparently this recording can be shared with your contacts by email.
As it stands, it looks like this new smartwatch feature is designed for app developers, so they can see how their app works on a device and take the recordings as evidence.
However, Wear OS users, who are clamoring for new features to justify their smartwatch choice over the myriad of competitors from Apple, Mobvoi, Amazfit, Honor, Samsung or other smartwatch sellers, could only feel the pain. heartbreak over this new useless feature.