Google, the giant search engine is launching five more smartwatches that will be powered by Android Wear 2.0 software update.
The Android Wear 2.0 update was launched on March 29 for the Casio Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10, the Tag Heur Connected and Fossil Q Founder. The company is now adding this software update to many more smartwatches.
The following smartwatches will experience the update:
The latest reports suggest that Google will launch the software update Android Wear 2.0 to the Polar M600, the Nixon Mission, the Fossil Q Marshal and Michael Kors Access.
The Android Wear 2.0 update is Over The Air (OTA) update and will be released in phases. The above mentioned devices will receive the update in the form of an alert, after which user can download the update.
The status of Android Wear 2.0:
The company has encountered some issues during the development of Android Wear 2.0, due to which it was launched towards the end of 2016. Due to this, Google has delayed its launch and ultimately it was released at the beginning of 2017.
The two new smartwatches released by LG named Watch Style and Watch sport, were the first one to be powered by Android Wear 2.0.
Google has presently brought out the software update for 8 out of 19 smartwatches and has yet not confirmed when the update will roll out to other devices. New smartwatches are also expected to reach the market soon. At the beginning of March, Guess has revealed two new Connect smartwatches. Also, Hugo Boss Touch, Tommy Hilfiger TH24/7 You and the Diesel On are few smartwatches that will make its way to the users by the second part of this year.
What Android Wear 2.0 will include?
The update Android Wear 2.0 comes with a bundle of new features like improved Watch Faces, ease of access to Android Pay (for devices supporting Near Field Communication), assistance for Google Play Store and standalone applications. One more interesting feature is that the smartwatch OS will provide support for Google Assistant.