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Wear OS 3.0: Which Smartwatches Will Receive the Update?

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When Wear OS 3.0 was launched last year, we probably still thought that there would at least be a sizeable number of smartwatches that have already received it by now. That wasn't the case, so it still looks very sparse in that regard. Still, we at NextPit are keeping an eye on the situation, where through this update tracker we intend to keep you up to date.

We were really excited when we were able to finally put the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 under the microscope. Samsung and Google joined forces for a smartwatch OS. When the Tizen One UI Watch came out, it was based on Wear OS 3.0. As a result, the market share of Wear OS increased significantly and nibbled away at the success of the Apple Watch.

However, all these were only based on the very successful Galaxy Watch 4 or Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. No other watches with Google's OS were launched, and Samsung remained alone in its fight for a long time. Meanwhile, there is another model, the Montblanc Summit 3, and a handful of smartwatches that are still scheduled for 2022. The manufacturer of the expensive high-end smartwatch also relies on Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 4100+. This SoC or newer is considered a prerequisite for Wear OS 3.0 to run on the device.

All smartwatches with Wear OS 3.0

Hence, we hope that Wear OS 3.0 will pick up speed this year in terms of adoption and want to take a look at which models can expect the update in the familiar NextPit manner. So here is the still very manageable list of smartwatches that are already available with Wear OS 3.0, and will go on sale with Wear OS 3.0, or should it receive an update.

Device name Release date Wear OS update distributed?
Galaxy Watch 4
Galaxy Watch 4 Classic
Montblanc Summit 3
Google Pixel Watch
Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra
Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3
Mobvoi TicWatch E3
Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 4 (Ultra)
Fossil Gen 6
Skagen Falster 6
Michael Kors Gen 6
Razer x Fossil
TAG Heuer Calibre E4
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro

As mentioned, the list is still quite manageable for now. Apart from Samsung, it includes Fossil, Mobvoi, TAG Heuer, and of course Google itself, in addition to a few other compatible models. It remains to be seen whether the update to Wear OS 3.0 will be launched this year. At least you know where to look from now on. 

There are also whispers that Xiaomi might roll out a Wear OS 3 watch which is slated for release sometime later this year. 

Do you know of any other models that are missing from our list, or do you just want to let us know which Wear OS 3.0 model you're looking forward to? If so, feel free to share with us in the comments!

Updated in March 2023 with WearOS 3-updated devices.

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Carsten Drees

Carsten Drees
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I started blogging in 2008 and have written for Mobilegeeks, Stadt Bremerhaven, Basic Thinking and Dr. Windows. I've been at NextPit since 2021, where I also discovered my passion for podcasts. I have been particularly interested in Android phones for many years now, and would like to get involved with the highly exciting smart home market. LEt's see, did I miss anything else? Oh yes, I love Depeche Mode and suffer with Schalke 04.

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    Deactivated Account Aug 31, 2022 Link to comment

    ridiculous, had been telling us q1 2022, q2 2022, q3 2022, is almost q4 2022, by the time it release, we already brought other smart watch!

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    arip Aug 21, 2022 Link to comment

    There is one more smart watch having Wear OS 3 - Montblanc Summit 3