The Google Pixel Watch will now present you the time even after the battery has died, with the smartwatch receiving numerous enhancements as a part of a considerable software program replace.
The ‘March 2023’ replace for the Wear OS watch is now formally rolling out to all customers following a few weeks of false begins and delays, and, at the very least on paper, it seems to be fairly weighty.
One of many greatest enhancements, as we are saying, is the power to now view the time even after the Pixel Watch’s battery has died.
And provided that the machine in a short time guzzles up juice, this feels prefer it’ll show to be a very helpful characteristic – one, in fact, that the Apple Watch has provided for a few years.
The specifics are slightly scarce in Google’s blog post outlining the update, although, so it is not clear simply how lengthy the time will present at 0%.
We do know, at the very least, that it’ll additionally seem with a purple battery low indicator, and can solely seem following a press of the crown.
Hidden among the many adjustments was additionally an acknowledgment of current complaints concerning late-sounding alarms, with a repair coming to the Clock app over the following few weeks.
Google additionally advises that customers have automated updates enabled (Play Retailer > Settings) so as to obtain this repair with out having to maintain manually checking whether or not it is out there.
Elsewhere, the Fall Detection promised at launch is now lastly touchdown on units globally, after the safety feature popped up sporadically for some during the last couple of months, whereas the accessibility improvements that began rolling out in February ought to now be out there to everybody.
As ever, there isn’t any particular timeline for when customers ought to begin to see the most recent replace land on their watch, although we would anticipate it to observe the standard sample of rolling out to all customers over the following couple of weeks.
For many who need to test, head to the software program info throughout the watch’s settings and search for the most recent construct quantity, RWDA.230114.008.R1.
Conor moved to Wareable Media Group in 2017, initially protecting all the most recent developments in smartwatches, health trackers, and VR. He made a reputation for himself writing about attempting out translation earbuds on a primary date and biking with a wearable airbag, in addition to protecting the trade’s newest releases.
Following a stint as Critiques Editor at Pocket-lint, Conor returned to Wareable Media Group in 2022 as Editor-at-Massive. Conor has develop into a wearables knowledgeable, and helps folks get extra from their wearable tech, by way of Wareable’s appreciable how-to-based guides.
He has additionally contributed to British GQ, Wired, Metro, The Unbiased, and The Mirror.