Activating the Google Assistant by saying “Hey Google” has been broken for months, as indicated by a report from 9to5Google. Google discloses to The Verge it’s presently dealing with a fix, saying that it’s “aware of the issues some users have been encountering” and will help its partners “address these and improve the overall experience.”
There are a decent number of clients detailing the issue — a post on Google’s Issue Tracker has just about 1,000 stars. Reading through the thread, obviously numerous clients with various smartwatch models are largely announcing a similar issue returning to November 2020. They say the colleague isn’t totally unusable, as clients are as yet ready to trigger it with a long button-press, yet on the off chance that the voice-activation feature hasn’t been working for that long, it probably doesn’t help the insight that Google couldn’t care less about Wear OS.
Google’s statement doesn’t clarify how long it’ll be until the issue is fixed, yet ideally it’s standing out enough to be noticed at this point. While Wear OS may not be core to Google’s methodology, the Assistant seems to be, and it’d be decent for individuals who have decided to put Google’s OS on their wrists to have simple access to it.