Wear OS will have functionality for lefties to use smartwatches

It is clear to everyone that Google is back to betting on Wear OS and smartwatches. The research giant has allied itself with Samsung and from this partnership the first important results have already emerged, with Wear OS being the first proof of that.

Now, and after 4 years of insistent requests, a novelty for this system will soon appear. Finally, left-handers will be able to use Wear OS smartwatches in an adapted way and without having to change their way of being.

Smartwatches are not ready for lefties

Like most watches, smartwatches are also designed to be worn by right-handers. This is the normal and most used form, being prepared to be on the left wrist and with its interface in a (understood as) natural position.

Still, there are those who want to wear these smartwatches on their right wrist, but with an adapted interface. Wear OS did not have this functionality and since 2018 it this was requested, by many users of these smartwatches.

Wear OS left-handed smartwatches watches interface

Wear OS will receive new features in its interface

The good news is that this was finally prepared by Google and very soon Wear OS will have the possibility to invert its interface. This has been marked as handled and will be incorporated in future releases. It is not yet known how it will work or how it will arrive.

Wear OS left-handed smartwatches watches interface

Google with new features for the watch interface

In fact, left-handed users already had an app that addressed this problem. it’s called Lefty and allows you to invert the clock interface. Still, it doesn’t change any other smartwatch functionality, such as rotating crowns or buttons.

The ability to wear the smartwatches on the left wrist will be a great addition to Wear OS. Finally, left-handers will be able to wear their smartwatches on any wrist, with the interface adapting to the user’s needs.

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