Watchmaker TAG Heuer has announced that it is rolling out a huge new Wear OS 3 update to its Connected Caliber E4 smartwatches.
The new update will bring all the Google Wear OS 3 hotness to existing Connected Caliber E4 wearables, the company said via press release. But since the update is so big, it will mean you have to set it up again and use a whole new app to do it.
That’s because the current Connected Caliber E4 devices run on Wear OS 2 and those who have already set up the wearables will use the Wear OS app on their phone. Anyone updating their Connected Caliber E4 to Wear OS 3 will need to exit this app and instead download the TAG Heuer Connected app and set everything up from there.
However, TAG Heuer confirms that those who do not receive the update will continue to function as before, using the same app as always.
Those that to do get the update can look forward to a faster setup, a new notification interface, additional customization options including complications, and more. There’s also a new quick settings shade that includes new modes like Bedtime.
All of that will be available via the free Wear OS 3 update, but it looks like this update won’t be fully available until March 27th. As for compatible smartwatches, everything based on the Connected Caliber E4 is good to close the Sport, Golf and Porsche editions. Those with the older TAG Heuer Connected watches will be out of luck though, and will have to consider whether it’s time to upgrade to something new to get all the latest software fun.
Teddy Florent, Managing Director Connected Watch: “As TAG Heuer we strive to provide the most exciting premium Connected Watch and this by simplifying the experience for our users and by providing the most premium and intuitive interface. This new software update is an important step in that direction.” Sounds good to us!