Google to revamp Gmail and Calendar apps for Wear OS

Google is revamping more of its core apps and bringing them to Wear OS – as it continues its investment into the platform.

The company is bringing revamped Mail and Calendar apps to Wear OS, which will enable users better control over their Google services from the wrist – according to a report on 9to5Google.

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Up until now, emails have only been handled by the standard notifications that are delivered to the wrist. And in terms of calendar support, that’s all been done via the Agenda app. That doesn’t offer users the chance to get granular views of their week or month – and only offers basic support.

But while the report doesn’t break down exactly the features that will come to Wear OS, it does report they will be fully featured.

Google has been busy revamping all elements of Wear OS. It’s changed the guidelines for third-party app developers to improve the quality of offerings on the Google Play Store. But it’s also had to improve its own offerings.

As well as revamping Wear OS, it’s also relaunched Maps, YouTube Music, Google Wallet and Messages. That’s also been backed up by refreshed apps such as Google Home.

And like so much of Wear OS, it’s taking some time. We reported on the updated Messages app over a year ago. And Wear OS 3.0 was announced back at Google I/O 2021, and it didn’t make it to a non-Samsung device until Oct 2022. 

9to5Google reports that the new apps are in testing at the moment on Pixel Watch – but there are no details of when they will land on your wrist.

James Stables

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James is the co-founder of Wareable, and he has been a technology journalist for 15 years.

He started his career at Future Publishing, James became the features editor of T3 Magazine and T3.com and was a regular contributor to TechRadar – before leaving Future Publishing to found Wareable in 2014.

James has been at the helm of Wareable since 2014 and has become one of the leading experts in wearable technologies globally. He has reviewed, tested, and covered pretty much every wearable on the market, and is passionate about the evolving industry, and wearables helping people achieve healthier and happier lives.

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