Affiliate links on Android Authority may earn us a commission. Learn more.
All of the Wear OS 3.0 watches confirmed so far (August 2023)
Google’s revamped Wear OS platform arrived in September 2021, but for a long time, smartwatches running on the software remained few and far between. 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 two years later, the latest Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series runs on Wear OS 4, while devices promised Wear OS 3 are still waiting for the now outdated update.
Samsung first debuted Wear OS 3 on the Galaxy Watch 4 series. A year later, it followed up with a powerful Galaxy Watch 5 series, including the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. Since then, more watches have received the software, but the update has yet to reach some users’ existing devices. Others, with older non-eligible devices, will be left behind indefinitely.
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 and a few others launched with Wear OS 3 on board.
Launched with Wear OS 3
- Diesel Griffed Gen 6
- Citizen CZ Smart Gen 2
- Google Pixel Watch
- Montblanc Summit 3
- Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 5
- Fossil Gen 6
- Michael Kors Access 6
- Razer X Fossil Gen 6
- SKAGEN Falster Gen 6
- Tag Heuer Connected Calibre E4
Eligible but in beta testing
- Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3
- Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra
- Mobvoi TicWatch E3
Launched with Wear OS 4
- Samsung Galaxy Watch 6
- Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic
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, but the Pro 3, Pro 3 Ultra, and E3 are now in the beta testing stage. 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 new software.
One more 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 and all data stored on the smartwatch itself. If this makes some hesitant to update to Wear OS 3, they can simply 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.
If you’ve been patiently waiting for the best time to purchase a smartwatch, you finally have multiple options running on Wear OS 3, but not all of them. Stay tuned as we keep this list updated as the update continues to roll out.