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TechnologyGoogle shuts down Nest app for Apple Watch and Wear OS

10:31  11 july  2019
10:31  11 july  2019 Source:   theverge.com

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Google is scrapping its Nest app for smartwatches and claims that very few customers controlled their Nest devices from the Apple Watch and Wear Plus, anyone with a Wear OS watch can use Google Assistant to control Nest devices with their voice. Apple Watch owners don’t have that fallback

Google is shutting down its Nest app ’s access for Wear OS and Apple Watch . Nest app letting users take full control of thermostat while wearing it on their The spokesperson has cleared all the doubts of the users and finally decided to shut down this app for both, Apple Watch and Android-powered

Google shuts down Nest app for Apple Watch and Wear OS© Photo by Jake Kastrenakes / The Verge

People take control of their smart thermostat from their wrist so infrequently that Google has decided to completely scrap its Nest app for both Apple Watch and the company’s own Wear OS platform. The smartwatch Nest app offered a quick way to adjust the thermostat’s target temperature or operating mode. But now it simply displays a “Nest is no longer supported on Wear OS” message when opened and instructs customers to uninstall it.

“We took a look at Nest app users on smartwatches and found that only a small number of people were using it,” a Google spokesperson told 9to5Google. “Moving forward our team will spend more time focusing on delivering high quality experiences through mobile apps and voice interactions.”

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Google is scrapping its Nest app for smartwatches and claims that very few customers controlled their Nest devices from the Apple Watch and Wear Plus, anyone with a Wear OS watch can use Google Assistant to control Nest devices with their voice. Apple Watch owners don’t have that fallback.

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Is this some monumental loss? No, not really. You can still just pull out your phone and do those same things (and more) with the Nest mobile app on Android and iOS. Notifications from the Nest smartphone app will continue to show up on your watch. Plus, anyone with a Wear OS watch can use Google Assistant to control Nest devices with their voice. Apple Watch owners don’t have that fallback, however.

So even Google has concluded one of its own Wear OS apps — one that was a good example of a smartwatch’s convenience — just isn’t worth the effort any longer. It’s putting even less work into supporting the Apple Watch, with 9to5Google noting that Google Keep is the company’s last remaining watchOS app.

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