So, earlier this yr throughout Google I/O 2021, Google introduced a brand new partnership with Samsung for wearables the place each firms could be working collectively on a brand new wearable platform. The brand new platform isn’t getting a brand new title per se, however will quite be referred to as Put on OS three shifting forwards.

That being stated, some have puzzled what this implies for present gadgets and whether or not or not they are going to be upgraded to the brand new platform. There’s some good and dangerous information on that entrance. The excellent news is that sure, present gadgets may be upgraded to the brand new OS, however the dangerous information is that the checklist of suitable gadgets could be very small, and this contains:

Mobvoi TicWatch Professional three GPS
Mobvoi TicWatch Professional three Mobile/LTE
Mobvoi TicWatch E3

Yup, out of all the present Put on OS powered smartwatches, principally solely three present fashions might be upgraded. The announcement from Google does point out that future smartwatches from Mobvoi and Fossil may also finally get the improve, however so far as present gadgets are involved, it seems to be like solely three made the lower.

We’re unsure why the checklist is so brief, however for many who personal a smartwatch not on this checklist, it’s unclear what the long run means for you, however if you would like all the brand new options from Put on OS three, then it seems to be such as you’ll haven’t any alternative however to spring for a brand new smartwatch.

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