Wear OS gets helpful “Tiles” widgets for improved user experience

Google, in its continual process to refine and enhance the Wear OS (formerly Android Wear), experience, has rolled out a new feature for its wearable platform.

The latest change, Tiles, are glanceable widgets that can be swiped for information. Users can swipe to the left to pull up the tiles which can include details such as weather, calendar appointments, heart rate, news headlines, timer, and more.

Whether you’re into headlines or heartbeats, you can tailor your watch to meet your needs. You’ll be able to stay connected to what’s important to you, and still keep tabs on other information and actions. We’ll continue to add more Tiles over time to help you stay connected to what matters most.

Users can rearrange Tiles by tapping and holding; layout can also be adjusted via the Wear OS.

The Tiles feature will be pushed out to Wear OS over the next month, according to Google. Worth noting is that not all Tiles details will be offered across all watches. Those without a heart rate monitor, of course, will not display any information.

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