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Wear OS is now more user-friendly for left-handed people  but there's a catch.

Wear OS is now more user-friendly for left-handed people but there's a catch.

, by raj, 5 min reading time

Wear OS has been updated to make it simpler for left-handed persons to wear and operate. That's according to a Reddit user who discovered a discussion on the Google Issue Tracker a place where users can report problems and faults with Google products. Unlike the Apple Watch, there has never been a mechanism to rotate a Wear OS wristwatch so that it may be worn on the opposite wrist and still have access to the side buttons and pushers on the right-hand side of the casing.If you're acquainted with Wear OS, you'll know that the issue with the left-hander has been on Google's Issue Tracker since 2018. That has finally been resolved, however, there is a catch. If you take the comments at face value, the functionality will only be accessible for new Wear OS devices, meaning it won't be included in Wear OS 3.0 and won't be available on existing smartwatches like the Fossil Gen 6 or TicWatch Pro 3. "Our development team has integrated the feature you have requested and will be accessible on future new devices," the note on the Issue Tracker added.There doesn't appear to be any compelling reason for the feature to be limited to new smartwatches. It's very feasible that the engineer or moderator in charge of posting on the board is unaware of the condition or the plans to address it. We've contacted Google to see if we can obtain further information on the problem. Previously, a third-party Wear OS program called Lefty handled some of the orientation concerns.

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