New Balance confirms RunIQ will receive Android Wear 2.0 update by April 14


One of the newcomers in the smartwatch industry, New Balance, launched its first product earlier this year, the RunIQ. For whatever reason, the wearable device is not running Android Wear 2.0, Google's new OS for smartwatches.

On top of that, Google delayed the release of Android Wear 2.0 for most of the compatible smartwatches that were promised the update, so New Balance was forced to postpone the upgrade as well.

The good news is Android Wear 2.0 will finally arrive on the RunIQ smartwatch by no later than April 14, the company announced. Your smartwatch will notify you when the update is available for download, so let's take a moment and go through everything Android Wear 2.0 brings for the RunIQ.

First of all, New Balance promises improved GPS acquisition when paired with an iOS device. Also, the overall battery life should be enhanced, along with Bluetooth connectivity when coupled with an iOS device.

The mile, kilometer, as well as lap notifications, have been made slightly bigger, and now include the previous split time. The update will also bring Google Play Music and untethered running for iOS users. Lastly, new customization watch faces with Complications will be available to RunIQ users.

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