Android Wear 2.0 upgrades revealed at Google I/O 2016


David Singleton from Google presenting the Android Wear 2.0

In other news during Google I/O 2016 event earlier today in the USA, Google has also revealed Android Wear 2.0 with several important smartwatch upgrades aimed to make the user's wearable experience to the next level. Presented by David Singleton, below are some of the upgrades from the new upcoming version:

  • Improvement on access to quick information, contacts, health and fitness.
  • Able to add data from any apps to any watchface.
  • Redesigning the messaging experience by adding a tiny keyboard with Swipe-like features. There's handwriting support as well.
  • Android Wear 2.0 will recognize any type of exercise the user is doing, no need for manual setting anymore.
  • Third-party fitness app will be able to talk with Google Fit.
  • Supports standalone apps without relying much on your smartphone to offer full functionality.

As usual, Android Wear 2.0 can be access through both Android and iOS. But overall, the new Android Wear 2.0 can do just fine alone without a smartphone around which is nice. Android Wear 2.0 is said to arrive later this fall, after Android N is released.

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