After many months of waiting, the company based in Mountain View has finally presented the final version of Android Wear 2.0, a version with which Google wants to match Android Wear devices feature with Apple Watch. But even though the version of Android Wear 2.0 has been introduced, the update will not be for all compatible terminals until a few months later, which means a new delay for all users who at the time bought a terminal compatible with this version and Which should be a bit up to the noses of Google’s neglect in this regard.
Google has taken advantage of and introduced the two new LG smartwatches that have been designed jointly with Google. We are talking about the LG Watch Sport and the LG Watch Style. The main difference between the two terminals is found both inside and outside the devices, which also logically influences the final retail price.
LG’s Watch Style offers us the most economical model of this alliance, with a starting price of $249. This circular dial watch is made of steel on the front and plastic on the back midwife. It is water and dust resistant with IP67 certification.
Compatible Smartwatches with Android Wear 2.0
- ASUS ZenWatch 2
- ASUS ZenWatch 3
- Casio Smart Outdoor Watch
- Casio PRO TREK Smart
- Fossil Q Founder
- Fossil Q Marshal
- Fossil Q Wander
- Huawei Watch
- LG G Watch R
- LG Watch Urbane & 2nd Edition LTE
- Michael Kors Access Smartwatches
- Moto 360 2ª Generación
- Moto 360 for Women
- Moto 360 Sport
- New Balance RunIQ
- Nixon Mission
- Polar M600
- TAG Heuer Connected.
What’s New In Android Wear 2.0
Android Wear 2.0 has adopted some of the functions that are already available in watchOS. The most striking are the new spheres to show the time, spheres that we can customize by adding the famous complications of compatible applications that we have installed on our device.
Google wants to reduce dependence on the smartphone, be it iOS or Android, and has created an own application store for smartwatches, store that are in the terminal itself, so that we can install and run applications directly on it without depending at all Of our smartphone.
Android Wear 2.0 also offers support for Android Pay, which allows you to make payments through the smartwatch, just like we can do with the Apple Watch. At the moment it is not known if Google will allow the payment solutions of other companies, to make use of the NFC chip, but everything points to that will be unlikely.
Google Assistant integrates natively into the system so that we will be able to initiate conversations with our terminal to help us perform the task or work we need at any given time. At the moment there is no scheduled date for release to the other compatible devices, but if you do not want to keep pissing off the few manufacturers who are still betting on this type of wearables, should not be long or at the end will be alone betting on Android Wear. And if not, at the same time.