We all used to wear smartwatch or fitness trackers. But have you been thought the names of operating systems in a smartwatch?
On this page, we will talk about all the OS which are used by modern smartwatch brands.
There are mainly six types of operating systems such as
- Wear OS
- Watch OS
- Tizen OS
- Ubuntu Touch
- Asteroid OS
- Sailfish OS
#. Wear OS
Wear OS also known as Android Wear is an Android Operating System Designed for smartwatches.
It works with Android Mobile devices wirelessly. It integrates Google Assitant Technology and mobile notifications into a smartwatch form factor.
The source of the model performs by open source with closed source components.
One of the best collectionS of Wear OS include-
- Huawei Watch 2
- Fossil Gen 5
- TicWatch C2
- Misfit Vapor 2
- Fossil Sport
#. Watch OS
Almost 5 years ago Apple inc. released the Watch OS. So, it is based on ios system and also similar to iPhone features.
It is written in c, c++ language, and closed, with open source components.
Developers have made with the brainstorming effort as the market graph shows.
Some best Watch OS collections are –
- Fossil Men’s Gen 5
- Fossil Men’s Fossil Sport
- Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle HR
#. Tizen OS
Tizen Operating System was initially released in 2012 by targeting smartphones, wearable computing, and embedded system.
It’s an open-source operating system based on Linux that developers can incorporate it on third-party devices.
Tizen is primarily developed by Samsung Electronics and written in HTML5, C++, C.
Some of the best wearables of Tizen OS are-
- Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2
- Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
- Samsung Gear Fit
- Samsung Gear Sport
- Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro
- Samsung Grea S
- Samsung Gear S2
- Samsung Gear S3
- Samsung Gear 2
- Samsung Galaxy Gear
#. Ubuntu Touch
Ubuntu operating system has been developed by the Ubuntu community.
Ubuntu Touch also named Ubuntu Phone is a mobile version of it.
Their fundamental goal was to create Ubuntu desktops, laptops, tv, IoT devices, and smartwatches.
What are the best features available in Ubuntu Touch? Well, early watches offers features as-
- One of the best Linux distribution
- Voice-activated keypad for input instructions
- You can also pair with a Bluetooth keyboard
- Average Ubuntu operators provide 0.8″ multi-touch screen
- An ARMv8 1.2 GHz central processing unit(CPU) to 200 MHz to conserve battery life
In this android and ios era, Ubuntu is usually not in trend but hopefully, we will see something in the future.
#. Asteroid OS
Unlike some other operating systems, it is an open-source design that works as a replacement for the Android Wera device.
Since the start of the journey, they have a motto for the AstroidOS project. The slogan sounds as
“Hack your wrist”
Florent Ravest, the developer of Astroid OS, has made it to perform on Linux distribution with open embedded.
There are some interesting that you may take a look to know more in detail-
- Astroid offers Bluetooth Low Energy synchronization capabilities
- To make use of GPU drivers libhybris compatibility layer is run by Astroid launcher
- It offers a customizable home screen as well as watch faces, quick settings, and notifications
#. Sailfish OS
Sailfish OS was launched around 2013 and from since then, it has launched more than 6 versions of OS.
Jolla(Finnish Company) has developed this system. Technically, It’s Linux based operating system based open source projects.
One the other hand, a Sailfish watch connects with a Sailfish smartphone and it can display more than time.
For Jolla, it was not only production but a concept to show that Jolla can bring many different form factors and shape.
It has covered many portions such as-
- Power management
- Home screen advantages
In addition to that, it offers fitness and health tracking features.
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