Wear OS isn’t exactly getting the love it deserves from Google, though the latest interface redesign was a big step in the right direction. However, the company isn’t done with our favorite smartwatch operating system, as an even newer interface update is coming soon.
This update will introduce “Tiles”, which are cards to the sides of the watchface. You can swipe side to side to see bit of data like texts, news, weather, flight data, Google Fit, and more. You can also rearrange these Tiles by holding and dragging, making your favorites easier to access.
This will replace the current interface, where a swipe left will reveal Google Fit and a swipe right reveals Assistant. This brings it more in line with Huawei’s LiteOS on the Watch GT, which features almost identical data cards accessible by swiping away from the watch face.
We’ll be getting more details about this new feature at Google I/O next week, and it should be rolling out over the next month. You probably won’t see it for a little while, and we don’t know what watches it will come to, but we hope to see it on older models that got the UI redesign last year. Take a look at this video which showcases the tiles at the end.