First and foremost list of Android Wear devices that will receive the newly launched Android Wear 2.0 update. Now, here are the details you want to know about.
Google has officially launched the final cutout of Android Wear 2.0, the latest version o its wearable-focused operating system. Apart from releasing the new wrist wearable software, the unveil also included the arrival of two new smartwatches that use the new software at their core- the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style. Both of which announced today pretends to have similar Apple’s digital crown-like rotating input and the devices are available from February 10th.
As predicted it comes true. Kicking things off with the new devices, aesthetically they are very similar in that they both pack circular OLED displays that measures 1.3 inches on the LG Watch Sport followed by 1.20 inches on the LG Watch Style. However, the Style is the thinner variant of the smartwatch, with more elegant look, it is the slimmest of the two and also has the most strap options when compared to Sport model, bringing with it many more features, including cellular connectivity, GPS, NFC, and a larger battery cutout.
Both watches feature a new “rotating power button,” which authentically sounds suspiciously like the Digital Crown that lives on all Apple Watch models since 2014.
Initially only available in the United States, the LG Watch Style can be picked up at your local Best Buy or indeed the Google Store for $249. Those needing extra/additional functionality could go with the LG Watch Sport – will be able to pick up at AT&T, Verizon, and the Google Store for $349. Color options include silver, rose, gold, and titanium for the Style and titanium and blue for the Sport.
Software for the watches, Android Wear 2.0 – which was announced almost a year ago at I/O 2016 but released only today – includes improved support for watch faces, which can now be customized, as well as the growing Google Assistant, Android pay, ability to install apps without connected phone and much more. Mostly, the software plays a big role to what Apple Watch and Samsung’s Tizen-based Gear S line of smartwatches have been doing for a while.
With the two LG Android Wear 2.0-based smartwatches available to buy this week in the United States, and further territories expected to be able to order one in due course, we’re pleased to see some added competition for the webOS in the shape of Android Wear 2.0. The more the rivalry, the better the competition against smartwatches will become. Here are all the watches slated to get the big 2.0 update:
- Moto 360 (2nd Gen.)
- Moto 360 Sport
- LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE
- LG Watch Urbane
- LG G Watch R
- Polar M600
- Casio Smart Outdoor Watch
- Casio PRO TREK Smart
- Nixon Mission
- New Balance RunIQ
- Tag Heuer Connected
- Fossil Q Wander
- Fossil Q Marshal
- Fossil Q Founder
- Michael Kors Access Bradshaw Smartwatch
- Michael Kors Access Dylan Smartwatch
- Huawei Watch
- Huawei Watch Ladies
- ASUS ZenWatch 2
- ASUS ZenWatch 3
Finally, Android Wear 2.0 will bring support for standalone applications, improved notifications, a redesigned Google Fit app, etc.
You can now personalize your Android Wear always-on watch face with information and actions from your favorite apps. Simply glance at your wrist to check your next appointment, stock performance, progress on fitness goals, or whatever is important to you.
A quick tap on your watch face lets you instantly order an Uber ride, start a workout, or get in touch with your significant other. Interested in different info throughout the day? Just swipe to switch your watch face as you go from the office to the gym to dinner with friends and home again.
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