- the watchface
Android Wear 2.0 unveiled: the biggest update to Google's wearable platform
At Google I/O 2016, the company has unveiled a brand new version of its wearable platform, which happens to be the biggest update to it ever: welcome Android Wear 2.0.
Android Wear 2.0 brings improvements to three key areas of your smartwatch:
First, the changes to the way watchfaces works: now, any watchface can show data from any app, so you can mix and match styles with the information you need. This will allow you to use that watchface you've liked previously, but could not use because they showed limited information.
Next, Google has heard users who want to use their watch as a personal coach. Android Wear 2.0 devices will now feature Google Fit automatic activity recognition, so apps like Strava can start tracking your run as soon as you start running, without requiring you to manually turn the Tracking on. Apps can also now exchange data with Google APIs, for a better synced user experience.
Finally, Wear 2.0 is expanding the ways to listen to music when you work out. You now no longer need to have your phone to listen to music: even when you leave your phone behind, your watch can still play your favorite music and it integrates with popular apps like Spotify straight from the watchface.