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All of the Wear OS 3.0 watches confirmed so far

Not every smartwatch you'd expect can upgrade to the Wear OS 3 experience.

Published onMarch 13, 2024

A Galaxy Watch 5 Pro rests on picnic table displays its app library.
Kaitlyn Cimino / Android Authority

Google’s revamped Wear OS platform arrived in September 2021, but smartwatches running on the software remained few and far between for a long time. Samsung, which partnered with Google to create the “unified platform,” remained ahead of the pack with exclusive rights to the new operating system (for much longer than we originally expected). Now, more than two years later, Samsung’s top smartwatches, including the 6 series, run on Wear OS 4, as does Google’s own Pixel Watch line. Meanwhile, some devices promised Wear OS 3 are still waiting for the now outdated software.

Current smartwatches that have received the Wear OS 3 update

From the beginning, Google confirmed that a select few Wear OS devices would receive Wear OS 3. Most of the smartwatches originally earmarked have since been updated. A few others launched with Wear OS 3 on board.

Launched with Wear OS 3

  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series
  • Diesel Griffed Gen 6
  • Citizen CZ Smart Gen 2
  • Google Pixel Watch
  • Montblanc Summit 3
  • Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 5

Wear OS 3 Update available

  • Fossil Gen 6
  • Michael Kors Access 6
  • Razer X Fossil Gen 6
  • SKAGEN Falster Gen 6
  • Tag Heuer Connected Calibre E4
  • Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3
  • Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra
  • Mobvoi TicWatch E3

Launched with Wear OS 4

  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series
  • Google Pixel Watch 2
  • OnePlus Watch 2

Wear OS 4 Update available

  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series
  • Google Pixel Watch

Unfortunately, older Mobvoi watches were very late to the Wear OS 3 party. Mobvoi cited architecture upgrades and software debugging as the source of the delay, leaving the Pro 3, Pro 3 Ultra, and E3 waiting a long time for the promised update. Fortunately, the TicWatch Pro 5 launched with Wear OS 3 on board.

And that’s it. No other smartwatches — not the Moto 360, Suunto 7, or SKAGEN Falster 3 — have gotten or will get the update. Existing Fossil watches like the Gen 5 will also not upgrade to the Wear OS 3 software.

Another thing to note: The sheer extent of changes included in the update will require users to reset their device to factory settings. That means erasing any data stored on the smartwatch itself. If this makes some hesitant to update to Wear OS 3, they can choose not to do it. Users who opt-out will still experience app and security updates for at least two years from the launch of their device.

Additionally, Fossil has since announced that it will be leaving the smartwatch game. Therefore, the Gen 6 is unlikely to upgrade beyond its current software.

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