Google Store adds three premium Android Wear watches to its lineup

Google Store adds three premium Android Wear watches to its lineup
If you're in the market for a new smartwatch this year, the two biggest choices out there are easily the Apple Watch Series 2 and Samsung Gear S3. Samsung's newest watch should be hitting store shelves sometime soon next month, and the second edition of the Apple Watch has already proven to be a rather compelling option. However, let's say that you're on the hunt for something running Android Wear. Although Google's top OEMs for the platform won't be releasing anything new for the rest of the year, the Google Store has just added three new Android Wear-powered smartwatches just in time for the shopping season that will soon be upon us.

Perhaps the most attractive new addition is the Michael Kors Access Dylan Smartwatch. The watch boasts a rather attractive stainless steel construction, 1.4-inch 360 x 326 AMOLED display, flat-tire at the bottom of the screen to automatically adjust the brightness level, a 400 mAh battery, and Qualcomm's new Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor. It's priced at $350, and that really isn't that much money to spend for such a high-end watch from one of the most well-known brands out there.

The other two watches making their way to the Google Store are the Nixon Mission and Polar M600. The Nixon was created for snowboarders, skiers, and surfers, as it features exclusive software and extreme water-resistance (up to 300 feet) to keep it as practical and functional as possible for these kinds of people. As for the M600, this is something that's designed for all of you fitness nuts out there - featuring a heart-rate sensor, 48 hours of usage on a single charge, and Polar's own software suite to help keep you as fit and active as possible.

Along with these new inclusions, Google is also getting rid of some of the older smartwatches that have overstayed their welcome on the Google Store. Both the Casio Smart Outdoor Watch and the ASUS ZenWatch 2 will no longer be available to purchase directly from Google, but the company has announced that the updated ZenWatch 3 will be up for purchase sometime next month in November.



1. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Different watches, same useless software. Android wear needs to catch up with Tizen/Watch OS

2. Feanor

Posts: 1420; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Can you please explain where you think that Android Wear lags behind WatchOS or Tizen? I'm hearing this argument more and more often recently but I don't know where it stems from. It still includes important features that the WatchOS doesn't, like 4G capabilities and gesture navigation.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7594; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

He is trolling. Just like Joe M. Is trolling in this article as well. There is thousands of apps for Android Wear. Not to mention tons of games, tools and utilities for Android Wear as well as all kinds of 3rd party fitness apps. Just look at the Nixon Mission it has a really nice 400x400 resolution display. Plus it even has altimeter, with its GPS. The new Polar M600 is the only one right now that offers heart rate zone tracking. No other smart watch offers that, well except another Polar device. It can even track your swimming. Besides there is already a few 3rd party apps that track your swimming now on Android Wear. Android Wear is the only platform that offers you one handed controls, plus it's voice controls are superior than Siri and the Samsung's voice controls.

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7594; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I just hope Google puts these watches on their store for other countries as well. The Play store in Canada only has 3 Motorola type watches, and 1 Huawei watch. That is it. Android Wear has 24 different types and models of watches now. Yet Google's own play store doesn't reflect it.

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