These are the main novelties that we will find in Android Wear 2.0

Android Wear 2.0

Just yesterday Google officially announced the arrival on the market of Android Wear 2.0, the second version of its operating system, especially a developer for wearable devices, among which, without a doubt, smartwatches stand out. In this article we already show you the complete list of smart watches that will receive the software update announced yesterday by the search giant.

According to David Singleton, vice president of Android Wear, this is not just any update, but rather the largest that has been made to date. For all this we have decided to tell you in this article the main news that we will find in Android Wear 2.0.

Google Assistant

Google Assist

The wait has been long but finally Google's smart assistant has reached our wrist. By simply touching one of the buttons on the watch or using the voice command "OK Google" Assistant will be ready to provide us with the information we request.

Knowing the weather today or what it will be like tomorrow, reviewing the list of tasks or making a reservation at a restaurant are some of the options that the intelligent assistant of the search giant will offer us.

It is nothing new that we did not know but with Android Wear 2.0 Google Assistant It has reached our wrist, to get us out of a lot of trouble and above all to make life a little easier. For the moment keep in mind that it is only available in English and German, although Google has already confirmed that with future updates it will begin to be available in more languages. We hope that among them is Spanish and that it will be sooner rather than later.

Personalization and simplification

One of the things that almost all of us who are users of a smartwatch with Android Wear missed most is the little information that sometimes we could see directly on the screen. Google also thought little information that we could see and with Android Wear 2.0 this will change a lot.

And from now on we can customize the watch face so that it shows more information that we choose. In addition, it will also be possible to configure different panels, with a large amount of information, through which you can move by simply sliding your finger to the left or right. For example, you can create information panels depending on where you are and you do not need to have the same data at hand if you are in the office as if you are in the gym.

Finally we must tell you in this section that the steps between applications and functions have been greatly simplified so that it will be much easier and faster than before accessing certain panels.

New possibilities in the use of applications

Android Wear 2.0

With the arrival of Android Wear 2.0 not only has the operating system improved, but many applications have released improvements and new functionalities, which of course affect all of us who are users.

E.g. Google Fit, installed natively in most smartwatches, it now allows you to measure distance, calories burned or heart rate, as well as whether you are walking, running or cycling, something that for many can be tremendously useful.

Facebook Messenger, Glide, Google Messenger, Hangouts, Telegram and WhatsApp have also improved and it is that just by touching the notification of a message you can respond, dictating your message or dictating your answer.

Also now we can download applications directly from Google Play that is integrated into the device itself, and eliminate from the menu all those that we do not use.

Notifications

With the official arrival of Android Wear 2.0, notifications have changed a lot. Instead of the white cards that appeared at the bottom of the screen, which almost no one liked, now we will see the notifications in a simpler and above all useful way.

Depending on the application from which we receive the notification, we will see it in one color or another. In addition, they will only appear when you bring the wrist to your sight and if you want to see all the notifications together there is no problem since it will be enough for you to swipe the main screen to see them.

Android Pay

Google

Finally and to close this list of key points that we can see and enjoy in Android Wear 2.0, we could not forget the arrival of Android Pay to our dolls. Google's payment system has finally landed on our smartwatches and it will now be possible to pay using our smart watch, as long as our mobile device has NFC.

At the moment this payment system is beginning to gain followers and it is to be expected that now that it has made its landing on Android Wear, the number of users who pay using their wearable devices will continue to grow at a good pace. Of course, we hope it is simple, comfortable and fast to use, since these three things will be the key to your future.

Next we show you, to clear any doubt, the full list of smartwatches that they will receive the Android Wear 2.0 update on dates still to be specified by the different manufacturers;

  • ASUS Zen Watch 2
  • ASUS Zen Watch 3
  • Casio Smart Outdoor Watch
  • Casio PRO TREK Smart
  • Fossil Q Founder
  • Fossil Q Marshal
  • Fossil Q Wander
  • Huawei Watch
  • LG Watch R
  • LG Watch Urbane
  • LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE
  • Michael kors access
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen
  • Moto 360 for Women
  • Moto 360 Sport
  • New Balance RunIQ
  • Nixon Mission
  • polar M600
  • TAG Heuer Connected

Recall that the recently presented LG Watch Style and LG Watch Sport already have Android Wear 2.0 installed natively, and now we only have to wait for the arrival of the new version of Google's operating system to our devices to be able to test its novelties and new functionalities, and start drawing conclusions from it.

What do you think of the new features that Google has introduced in Android Wear 2.0?. Tell us your opinion in the space reserved for comments on this post or through any of the social networks in which we are present. Also tell us what new functionality or features you would have liked the search giant to have offered with the new version of Android Wear.


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  1.   Carlos said

    Maybe the internal workings with the new version is milk, but regarding notifications ... a shit ..
    Even if you look at the watch, as long as you don't touch it "up", it's impossible to know if you have any notification. Theirs is that it stay there, so that we can see it easily.
    And if it is a whatsapp ... forget about that "in a pliqui" we can answer it. Whose idea was it to put the latest received at the top of the conversation?
    Leave it down, in its logical sense. And if you want to read the immediately above, you have no need to go crazy spending tooooall the conver.
    And answering it ... is not easy at all. Before you "neighborhood" the screen and answer. Now you have to look inside the conver for the icon to press to be able to answer.
    And besides, before you dictated and after a little while ... the message was self-sent. Now you also have to have your hand free and wait for the little icon to appear to touch and send the message.

    This is crazy.

    Before ... Even while driving, you could answer a WhatsApp without danger. Now it would be a real folly to try.

    Let's see if they update version because after the update, I miss my old version

    regards

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