Last week, Samsung announced that Google Assistant would finally be making its way onto the Galaxy Watch 4. This followed Google’s announcement earlier this month when the company revealed that they would be working with Samsung to bring Assistant functionality to the smartwatch.
Unfortunately, it turns out that this might have been a bit of a buggy update. According to multiple user reports following the installation of Google Assistant, it seems that the functionality of the watch has been affected. Some users are claiming that after installing Google Assistant, they’re running into battery drain issues.
Some are also claiming that the “OK Google” hotword detection has been hit-or-miss, and some users are claiming more severe problems where the watch would unpair itself from their phone. In some cases, attempting to re-pair it has not been proven successful as both watch and phone are unable to recognize each other.
There are users who say that only after hard resetting their smartwatch with their phone were they able to successfully re-pair it, but seeing as hard resets tend to wipe the device and users will lose all their data, including health or fitness-related data they might have been tracking, this is obviously a less than ideal solution.
Hopefully Google and Samsung are aware of the problem and are working to fix it. In the meantime, if you are facing similar issues, either stop wearing the watch until the problem is fixed or if you really cannot wait, then you might consider hard resetting it.