WearOS vs WatchOS – Google Pixel Watch vs Apple Watch – Real Life Perspective

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Google was first to launch smartwatch operating system Android Wear (later WearOS) 8 years ago with more than 10 manufacturers onboard. Apple followed a year later with Watch OS and Apple Watch. I’ve been using both of them daily and want to share a real-life perspective comparing the two platforms.

In this video:

  • 00:00 Intro WearOS and WatchOS development
  • 02:25 Fitness & sleep tracking
  • 07:55 Extension for smartphone
  • 08:45 Standalone use cases
  • 13:52 Hardware comparison
  • 15:55 Conclusion

November 2022, Los Angeles


By Sander

Sander is passionate about media and technology, helping companies with strategy, product and growth. Currently consulting Red Bull Media House with strategy and growth as well as Moonbug, a $145M fund to create and distribute inspiring kids content, with business strategy. Previously futurist and led non-linear strategy at Disney after heading strategy and growth at Maker Studios internationally. Before that product manager ​at Verizon Media Group (AOL) and video distribution network Goviral. Early on he helped Europe's largest seed investment fund Seedcamp​ and organized hackathons in Africa with Garage48​.