Fast Pair was developed by Google as a rapid method of pairing Bluetooth headphones with Android devices, and it will soon be available for Chrome OS. Today, Google hinted that Fast Pair might be coming to Wear OS, possibly in advance of the Pixel Watch and Pixel Buds Pro.

Update for FAST PAIR ON WEAR OS as of 6/27: Google has taken down the Fast Pair reference from Wear OS.
Today, Google added the following entry to the Device Connections section of the Google System Updates changelog :
For previously paired headphones to be found and linked to wearables, use Wear OS’s Fast Pair feature.
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{5} The Google Play services version 22.24 was updated on June 24, 2022.

The aforementioned feature is the foundation of Fast Pairs and saves linked headphones to your Google Account for quick access on other devices via a system-level notification. Fast Pair is a great innovation because it makes using Bluetooth on a small wearable easier. Fitbit devices also use it during initial setup.

On the watches we checked today, this Google Play services upgrade has not yet been extensively implemented. While Google hasn’t specifically stated that Fast Pair is available on Wear OS, it’s unclear what UI it will use. The nearest was when Google described audio communication with wearables as an existing Fast Pair functionality at CES 2022 in January:

To enable you to use all the devices in your life right away, we’re continuing to work with partners to expand Fast Pairs’ capability beyond audio communication with wearables, headphones, speakers, and cars to include TVs and smart home devices.

Android Fast Pair new UI with Fitbit

Fast Pair has also been announced for Android/Google TV, a few select automobiles, and Chrome OS in the upcoming weeks. as well as to pair Matter smart home appliances.

PREP FOR PIXEL WATCH Fast Pair on Wear OS might be designed specifically for the Pixel Watch in the meantime. According to the product page for the Pixel Buds Pro, switching between video conversations on your laptop and music on your phone is simple. The multipoint connectivity for the headphones, due out next month, only refers to switching from phone to laptop.

However, Play services today announced the Pixel Watch page describes Fast Pairs networking and discovery functions.

Your watch, phone, and earphones can all be quickly and easily connected to one another with Fast Pair. By seamlessly switching audio between watches, phones, and laptops, Pixel Buds Pro further simplify things.

Theoretically, Fast Pair should be available to all Wear OS devices once it is released and not just the Pixel Watch.

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Wear OS Fast Pair
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