OnePlus is working with Google for on its own smartwatch
Earlier there were rumors about the idea that the Chinese OnePlus is working on its own smartwatch. That smart watch would not run on Wear OS, according to rumors, but the CEO of the company has now announced the opposite. In an interview with the website Input CEO Pete Lau has confirmed that the company is working on a smartwatch and that that smart watch is on Wear OS turns. Wear OS is the smartwatch operating system developed and maintained by Google.
That’s not the only revelation that came out of that interview. Lau also says that Google and OnePlus are working closely together on the smartwatch, especially the Wear OS. Both companies want to improve the Wear OS software and the focus here is mainly on how the system communicates with Android smartphones and televisions and media players with Android TV. It’s not exactly what Lau means by this, but it may mean that there will be some kind of fitness program that you follow on your TV and keep track of on your watch.
Wear OS definitely has room to improve. What we’re trying to do is work with Google to try to improve the connectivity between the Wear OS ecosystem, Android TV, and Android smartphones to create this ability for better device interoperability across the ecosystems. This has been something looked at very positively from Google’s side as well, so this is the direction that we’re trying to develop, but we don’t have more than we can share on that right now.
Unfortunately, it is not the case that this news will immediately address concerns about fitness and Wear OS (the system does not offer the most extensive options), but who knows what the future holds.