August 14, 2022

What you need to know

  • Google has quietly brought Fast Pair support to Wear OS.
  • You can now pair your smartwatch with your wireless headphones, thanks to the latest update.
  • The feature arrives as part of this month’s Google System updates.

Google promised at CES 2022 that Fast Pair support would be added to Chromebooks, Android TVs, and smart home devices. While smartwatches were not originally on the list, Google has now added the feature to Wear OS.

The tech behemoth has quietly announced the latest change via a tiny changelog in its Google System updates (opens in new tab) for June (via 9to5Google (opens in new tab)). According to the changelog, Fast Pair on Wear OS enables “previously paired headphones to be discovered and connected to wearables.”