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Google's Pixel Watch Receives Wear OS 4 Update with New Features, But No Mention of Safety Signal Compatibility

Google is ushering in the arrival of Wear OS 4 for its inaugural Pixel Watch, with the update set to gradually roll out in the coming weeks, contingent upon users' carriers and devices.

The Wear OS 4 update for the Pixel Watch introduces a bevy of new features, including the inclusion of the Google Calendar app, enhanced accessibility options, improved notifications, and a novel Safety Check feature. The Safety Check feature prompts users to verify their well-being after a predetermined time frame, and in the absence of a response, the watch automatically notifies designated emergency contacts.

However, it's worth noting that Google's announcement curiously omits any mention of Safety Signal, a feature exclusive to the Pixel Watch 2 through a Fitbit Premium subscription. Safety Signal enables users to connect their Pixel Watch to an LTE network, granting access to emergency features even in the absence of a carrier plan. This suggests that the original Pixel Watch may not be compatible with Safety Signal, as Google's support page refrains from listing it as a supported function.


Recently unveiled at a product launch event, the Pixel Watch 2, priced at $349.99, has made significant strides in comparison to its predecessor. It boasts a more potent processor, additional sensors, and substantially improved battery life. Furthermore, the Pixel Watch 2 features faster charging capabilities, while the original Pixel Watch has witnessed a reduction in its estimated charging speed following a firmware update.

Google's Pixel Watch Receives Wear OS 4 Update with New Features, But No Mention of Safety Signal Compatibility
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