Wear OS is an Android smartwatch UI that comes as stock with all Android smartwatches. It has come a long way since its release, previously known as ‘Android Wear’. Google’s Android Wear OS is one of the best on the market right now for smartwatches. Nevertheless, Wear OS-enabled smartwatches do have some issues with performance and stability that may hamper users’ experience. It was recently reported that Wear OS devices will allow users to wear watches upside-down by flipping the screen.
Smartwatches with Wear OS 3 might come with a much more convenient way of controlling screen orientation. While Wear OS offers users the option of switching wrist positions with the left or right hand. Depending on whether you are left-handed or right-handed, your wristwatch buttons will be in a different position.
This is the most reported issue among smartwatch users, so it’s quite likely that the screen orientation feature might appear soon with the next generation of Wear OS smartwatches. Almost 2 years after the issue first appeared, Google has finally marked it as fixed.
According to some reports, Google plans to roll out this feature via the Wear OS software patch update. However, it may be part of an upgrade on both the hardware and software side as well. It’ll be interesting to see whether the existing Android smartwatches get such a feature or not.