The past year Google has been refining its Wear OS smartwatch software to make everything feel simpler, more intuitive, and easier to use. Tiles is Google Wear OS’s latest addition to the software. Tiles are glanceable widgets that you can swipe between to get information quickly, including the weather, your next calendar appointment, your heart rate, news headlines, etc.
Swipe left on your Wear OS watchface to access Tiles. Your Google Fit data is still in that spot but now you’ll have these other widgets available to you as well. “With a swipe left, you’ll be greeted by these Tiles and can check your progress towards your fitness goals or start a workout, know where you need to be next, plan ahead with the latest forecast, check your heart rate, follow the latest breaking headlines and set a timer,” Wear OS product manager Frank Deschenes wrote in a blog post.
Tap and hold Tiles to rearrange to your liking. The layout can also be adjusted with the Wear OS mobile app. Not all smartwatches running Wear OS will have all of these tiles; if your device lacks a heart rate sensor, you’re obviously not going to see that one. Google says it plans to add more tiles as time goes on.
Tiles will roll out to Wear OS over the next month, according to Deschenes.