Google has never been afraid of axing products and services if the company deems them unnecessary. The latest addition to Google’s graveyard is the Nest app for Apple Watch and Wear OS. The decision to discontinue the Google Nest app on smartwatches was taken after the company examined the usage statistics of the app and discovered that only a small percentage of people were using it on wearable devices.
Considering the small percentage of people that were using Nest on a smartwatch, the app is not likely to be sorely missed (though we’re sure a small number of dedicated users will be lightly stung by the deprecation of the service). Google reassures that it is still completely invested in the mobile Nest app, which is available on both Android and iOS, and grants users full control over their connected smart home devices.
On a side note, 9to5Google points out that after the shutdown of the Nest app for WatchOS, Keep is the only remaining Google app available for the Apple Watch.