Google posts official and thorough Android Wear 2.0 developer preview walkthrough

Google posts official and thorough Android Wear 2.0 developer preview walkthrough

Google unveiled the biggest update to its wearable operating system at I/O 2016: Android Wear 2.0 has arrived with major improvements in the way it manages messaging and now allows you to hand-write cleverly on your watch, it also features automatic activity tracking and fully customizable watchfaces.

These are the major changes, but just mentioning them like this does not do them justice: that's why Google has posted a thorough walkthrough of all the important new features in Android Wear 2.0.

You can now get the developer preview up on your Android Wear smartwatch (for compatible models), if you are curious to see the pre-release version, or you can wait until fall of this year to have the final version arrive on your wrist sidekick.

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5 Comments

1. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

It's not that nice as I was expecting. They should really change their design style!

2. surethom

Posts: 1561; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Would be nice if steps & heart rate monitor with sleep monitor were all integrated into 1 place.

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1789; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

This can't get to my urbane 2 fast enough!!

4. ECPirate37

Posts: 286; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I really like that they are going to do the interchangeable widgets on the face now. I was hoping for that. I don't care about the glasses of water drank, but I wish I could change the Day of the week on the Moon Phase face on my Huawei Watch to the date. Also, I like the scroll wheel look for the apps now. I can't wait to try it out. And if the Google Assistant comes to this, I'll be even more impressed. People are already amazed by how much my watch does.

5. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Imitating Apple

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