Were you considering buying a smartwatch for your Android phone? Hold off until the fall. Google and Samsung have announced a partnership to redesign Google's Wear OS for watches, and Samsung's future Galaxy watches will run on this new software. Also, Fitbit is making a Wear OS app, and will have its own watch too. The news broke at this year's Google I/O developer conference on Tuesday.
Sound like a lot? It is. The possibility of Samsung's watches moving to Google's software has been expected, and Fitbit's already a part of Google. But Samsung and Fitbit collaborating with Google sounds like a Justice League of wearable tech, and suggests a lot of changes in the Android watch landscape to go head-to-head against the Apple Watch. New watches built with this new software are coming in the fall, and right now it's hard to determine what exactly it could add up to.