Fitbit 4.01 is starting to roll out on Android, bringing new Steps Widget and live wallpaper. The latest version comes with an updated Material You widget and a live wallpaper for step count.
The new “Fitbit Steps Widget” of Fitbit version 4.01 replaces the “Fitbit Primary Goal Widget.” A speed dial design is used while the step count is now inside the shape rather than being located below it, via 9to5Google.
“Displaying daily steps progress,” this “Fitbit Steps Wallpaper” employs a portrait-oriented pill-shaped ring to indicate activity. The differences between the old and new UI are jarring. In other things, there’s still no dark theme.
Google updates Clock app for Wear OS with better Alarm and Stopwatch functionality
Google has updated its Clock app for Wear OS, which brings some minor but useful changes to the Alarm and Stopwatch features of the app. The new version of the Google Clock app for Wear OS is 188.8.131.522642317. It is currently rolling out to the Pixel Watch and Pixel Watch 2.
Now, the Alarm feature allows users to create new alarms more easily, by moving the floating action button (FAB) to the top of the screen, instead of the bottom.
The Stopwatch feature also gets a slight tweak, as it now shows the reset button at all times, instead of only after pausing the timer. This means that users can clear the stopwatch with one tap. However, the update does not affect the Timer feature or the Wear OS Tiles that display the Clock app.
Samsung improves Health app functions for Wear OS devices
Samsung is releasing a new update for the Health app for Wear OS devices, which arrives with version 6.25.0.053. The update is available on the Galaxy Store with an installation package size of 94.9MB.
The new update improves the functions of the Samsung Health app for Wear OS devices including Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 5, and Galaxy Watch 6. The fresh update fixes some annoying bugs and crashes that users encountered in the old version. However, the update does not bring any new features or changes but surely provides a better performance and user experience.
Users can install the Samsung Health 6.25.0.053 update on their Galaxy Watch via Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Updates. Also, you can download the update from the third-party source linked mentioned here.
Samsung Health app allows users to manage their health by automatically recording various activities and providing comprehensive health tracking. This app allows users to set goals, and monitor their steps, calories, sleep, body composition, stress level, and more.
Google surprises Pixel Watch users with Wear OS 4 update
Google has surprised Pixel Watch users by releasing Wear OS 4 with a bundle of new features and improvements, only a week after launching the 2022 model. The update also includes the October security patch.
Wear OS 4 update for Google Pixel Watch brings the ability to back up and restore your watch settings, data, and preferences to Google One. This way, you can easily switch between different watches or restore your watch if you need to reset it.
In addition, it integrates Google Calendar on your watch. You can access your calendar events, tasks, and reminders on your watch with Tiles and complications. The update also enhances your personal safety with features like Safety Check, Emergency Sharing, and Emergency Info. You can use these features to get help in case of an emergency by holding down the crown.
Furthermore, the major update also improves the accessibility and customization options on your watch. You can adjust the text size, sound balance, magnification, and TalkBack options on your watch for a better user experience.
Users can identify the latest update through the build version TWD4.2301005.002 The update will be rolled out gradually depending on your carrier and device.