The new firmware should be available to everyone within a week
Today is the first Monday of the month, and Google is extra busy this time: Pixel phones aren’t just getting their latest Android security updates, and we’re having a full Pixel Feature Drop landing. But the fun isn’t just limited to Google’s phones, and the company took a moment to talk about new Pixel Watch features coming up. While we’ll have to wait until the new year to try our hand at things like fall detection, a new Pixel Watch firmware update is currently on the way to the wearable, bringing a handful of bug fixes.
We’ve already seen Google update the Pixel Watch’s companion app, but today we’re getting a proper new firmware release for the Watch itself. Looking at the changelog, we don’t really see anything in the way of new functionality, and instead we get a few patches to remove bugs:
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- Fixes and improvements for hands-free calling (HFP).
- Support for enabling/disabling one-tap battery saver has been added.
- Watch Face
- Fixed an issue where the watch face complications would occasionally not show the correct data.
- Fitbit exercise
- Fixed an issue where the layout of the exercise would sometimes break.
A little disappointing? Maybe, but we’re just happy with the start of Pixel Watch OTA updates anyway. Google reports that it’s rolling out this release in phases, but all Pixel Watch owners should see the new software on their wrists sometime during the next week.
You will receive a notification when your update is finally ready and once installed your Pixel Watch will run software RWD9.220429.070.