Great news for Pixel Watch owners! Google has started rolling out the December 2023 software update for all supported devices running Wear OS 4. This update brings a range of new features, bug fixes, and performance improvements, enhancing your smartwatch experience.
Announced during the December 2023 Pixel Feature Drop, one of the most significant additions is the syncing of Do Not Disturb and Bedtime Modes between your Pixel phone and first-gen Pixel Watch. This means you can seamlessly switch between focused work sessions and restful sleep on both devices without needing to manually toggle settings.
The update also addresses an issue that plagued some Pixel Watch 2 users: image retention. This visual artifact, where faint remnants of previous screens lingered, has been finally fixed, providing a crisp and clear display for your watch faces and apps.
In addition to bug fixes, the update expands the Pixel Watch’s capabilities. For example, you can now unlock your Pixel phone with your smartwatch when it’s nearby, adding a touch of futuristic convenience. New features like Call Screen have also landed on Pixel Watches, allowing you to screen calls and respond with quick messages directly from your wrist. It’s important to note that some of these new features may not show up immediately after you update your device as they are rolling out server-side.
Furthermore, the update brings a fresh batch of watch faces and complications for first-gen Pixel Watch users. Personalize your watch with unique styles and functionalities, making it a true extension of your personality.
Keep in mind that the December 2023 software update is rolling out in phases, so you might receive it over the next few weeks depending on your carrier and device. Keep an eye out for the notification on your watch, and don’t hesitate to update – your Pixel Watch will thank you for it.