Android Wear 2.0 Begins Slow Rollout
Google confirmed this week that some Android Wear devices will see the 2.0 update in the coming days. Specifically, the Fossil Q Founder, Casio Smart Outdoor Watch, and Tag Heuer Connected should all begin to receive Android Wear 2.0 today, with the majority of devices updated by April 4. Google first announced Android Wear in May 2016, but didn't ship the wearable platform until early February. Google hasn't said if or when other existing Android-based smartwatches will see the update. A small handful of new smartwatches are shipping with the refreshed platform, including the LG G Watch Style an G Watch Sport.
Nov 8, 2018
Fossil today announced a new Wear OS-based smartwatch that is among the first to ship with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 3100 Wear platform and the latest version of Wear OS. Qualcomm announced the system-on-a-chip, which makes big gains in maximizing battery life, earlier this year.
Oct 17, 2018
Spotify today showed off a new way for people to manage their music. The company has developed a small app specifically for Wear OS devices.
Oct 16, 2018
Huawei today announced the Watch GT, a smartwatch that has a traditional appearance and focuses on fitness. Huawei says the Watch GT is designed for "urban explorers" and can track a wide range of activities.
Nov 15, 2018
Google today revealed that a small system update will reach Wear OS-based devices over the next few months. Wear OS Version H focuses on fine-tuning battery performance.
Oct 3, 2018
LG today announced the W7, a unique, hybrid wearable that combines certain aspects of regular watches and smartwatch. LG says the watch was developed with the help of Swiss watchmaker Soprod SA, meaning it has a traditional design with a chrome bezel and support for standard 22mm straps.