Lefties cheers: Google finally adds an option to turn the screen in Wear OS by 180 °. If you have the smart watch on your right wrist, this can be helpful. https://t.co/lM1fEmahKQ
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- Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) January 11, 2022
Future Wear OS smartwatches will finally serve the left of the world
Google has developed a lot about Wear OS, as we saw with the Galaxy Watch 4, but one aspect of the wearable platform has apparently gone without the touch of the customizable UI for the masses on on the left. This is an option that has been available on Apple WatchOS for some time but is still absent on Wear OS. However, there seems to be a solution at work.
An entry in the Google Issue Tracker was found on Reddit (via Mishaal Rahman) with a user complaining that there is no option in turning off screen direction.
I have buttons on my android watch clock on one side. and I'd like to wear the watch upside down on my other arm (I'm on my left.)
The case was created in 2022 (hence the reference to “Android Wear”). However, a Google employee last Tuesday responded with interesting news, saying that the feature has been rolled out and will be available on "new devices in the future".
It would be possible to turn the screen in such a way suitable for users who prefer to wear their Wear OS watches on the right hand side, especially left handed users. That’s because buttons are usually found on the right side of the device, which can make operating watch buttons a bit weird.
As a result, this could open up the platform to more users who may have been reluctant to buy a Wear OS watch for this purpose.
However, as pointed out in a Google employee response, the feature is likely to be redirected to "new devices in the future," which seems to indicate that it may not be available at all. of the best Wear OS watches on the market right now.
Rahman points to the Lefty Wear OS app that basically provides this same functionality, although as noted in the reviews, your mileage can be different. However, this could be done until Google releases an official option for left-handed users.
Still, it's good to know it's coming.
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