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Back in 2017, Google announced Fast Pair, a standard that allows you to connect accessories to Android smartphones in a couple of seconds. It is not widely used, but Google is not going to give up.
Over the years, the list of compatible devices has continued to expand. In 2020, the technology was updated to include a headphone search and a display of the charge level of connected devices, and support for Chromebooks, Android TV and smart home devices was announced at CES 2022. Now it's the turn of wearable technology on Wear OS.
The corresponding announcement appeared in the list of updates on the Google support site. According to the description, Fast Pair allows you to quickly discover and connect previously paired Wear OS wearable devices to your smartphone. It's not yet clear if this update is only for Wear OS 3, or if devices with earlier versions of the system will also receive the new feature.
Given that Fast Pair syncs all connected accessories with your Google account, the innovation will allow you to use Bluetooth – Headphones with clock. And if your headphones support multi-device connectivity (like the previously announced Pixel Buds Pro), you can quickly switch between your phone and smartwatch.
Fast Pair support for Wear OS comes with an update to the Google Play Services app ” to version 22.24, which began distribution on June 24.
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