Presented Android Wear 2.0, which is available for almost all existing smart watches with the previous version of the system
Yesterday the company LG and Google introduced the smart watch LG Watch Sport and Style Watch running Android Wear 2.0. Of course, a separate were presented and the operating system.
We will remind, the first version of the Developer Preview became available in may. In comparison to previous versions of Android Wear, the new differences.
First, Android Wear 2.0 introduced native apps. That is, it will run and be processed directly on the watch without having to employ a smartphone. This will allow, for example, to call someone using the watch with a SIM card, but not using the phone. Secondly, Google has greatly expanded the possibilities of the dials and their settings. Now click on the dial you can assign any function. You can also configure what additional information will be shown on the dial, but such opportunities will depend on the developers of the dials. The user will receive and the ability to quickly change the dials that will allow you to assign different variants for different functions and change them depending on the situation.
Reply to messages is now easier. This can be done by voice, by writing the answer directly on the display (you can use handwriting recognition), or after selecting a smiley.
An important innovation is the support of the voice assistant Google Assistant. At the initial stage, the Android Wear 2.0 AI will only understand English and German, but in the future, the list will expand.
A new OS is introduced and support payments service Android Pay, which will work, for example, on the LG Watch Sport. However, be aware that the payment system will not run on smart watches in that case, if the paired smartphone unlocked bootloader.
Stands out Android Wear 2.0 and its appearance, as the system design concept of Material Design. This added some optimization of the OS to work with round displays, as are installed on almost all smart watches. Expanded and capabilities of Google Fit, which is now better defines the type of physical activity. In addition, developers will have access to more data about the user’s activity.
As already mentioned, the first models with the new OS steel watch LG Watch Sport and the Watch Style that will be on sale tomorrow. But Android Wear 2.0 will be available for almost all models of smart hours with the previous versions of the OS on the market. The list includes the Moto 360 (2nd Gen.), Sport Moto 360, LG Watch Urbane LTE 2nd Edition, LG Watch Urbane, LG G Watch R, Polar M600, Smart Watch, Casio Outdoor, Casio PRO TREK Smart, Nixon Mission, New Balance RunIQ, Tag Heuer is Connected, Fossil Q Wander, Marshal Fossil Q Fossil Q Founder, Michael Kors Bradshaw Smartwatch Access, Access Michael Kors Dylan Smartwatch, Huawei Watch Huawei Watch Ladies Asus ZenWatch ZenWatch 2 and 3.