Google’s Wear OS finally gets a critical Apple Watch feature

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Google announced that it is bringing a feature that has been available on the Apple Watch and iPhone for some time. Now Wear OS watches will be able to unlock your Android device and Chromebook when nearby, saving you some time and effort.

At the moment, Google has set it up so you can unlock your Chromebook from your Android phone, but now the company is adding the same type of crossover to Wear OS. When the new feature goes live, you will be able to quickly unlock your Android smartphone or Chromebook from your Wear OS watch.

In a blog post, Google said the following:

Today, you can already unlock your Chromebook with your Android phone to get started quickly. In the coming months, we’ll be bringing this feature to your paired Wear OS smartwatch, so you can instantly unlock and access your Chromebook and Android phone or tablet when you’re nearby.

It sounds like a valuable update to Wear OS, and it will go to Google to create a more defined ecosystem where its devices work together. This comes along with Google announcing better integrations between Android and Windows PCs. Clearly, with these initiatives, Google is looking at Apple’s ecosystem and trying to create something similar.

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