These are the Android Wear watches that are getting the 8.0 Oreo update

These Fossil Q Marshal and Q Wander watches are lined up for the Oreo update

These Fossil Q Marshal and Q Wander watches are lined up for the Oreo update


Google has updated its list of smartwatch models that are definitely getting updated to the latest Android 8.0 Oreo (in its Wear version, of course), but has also made an even longer list of those whose manufacturers are on the fence whether they will get the Oreo support, or are not worth the trouble. Here's the scoop.

Android Wear Oreo(8.0) update is already available in the following watches:

Fossil Q Venture
LG Watch Sport
Louis Vuitton Tambour
Michael Kors Sofie
Montblanc Summit
Hugo BOSS BOSS Touch
Movado Connect
Tommy Hilfiger 24/7 You
Guess Connect
Gc Connect
Fossil Q Founder 2.0
Fossil Q Marshal
Fossil Q Wander
Michael Kors Access Bradshaw
Michael Kors Access Dylan


Watches that are currently pursuing the Android Wear Oreo (8.0) update:

Casio PRO TREK Smart WSD-F20
Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch
Diesel Full Guard
Emporio Armani Connected
Fossil Q Control
Fossil Q Explorist
Huawei Watch 2
LG Watch Style
Michael Kors Access Grayson
MIsfit Vapor
Mobvoi Ticwatch S & E
Nixon Mission
Polar M600
TAG Heuer Tag Connected Modular 45
ZTE Quartz

The Oreo update for Android Wear includes Touch Lock, where you can prevent your touchscreen from activating when swimming with the watch, for instance, and plenty of bug fixes. The "pursuing" part of the second batch isn't entirely encouraging, as those on the first list are already seeing crunchy Oreo roll out to their barren software update sections, but the rest may have to succumb to the mercy of manufacturers, and there are some pretty popular entrants there, like Huawei's Watch 2, or the LG Watch Style. With Apple gobbling the lion's share of smartwatch purchases, and the largest piece of the wearable market as a while, there isn't much wiggle room for anyone else to invest and develop their gear, but let's keep our hopes high.

source: Google 

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6 Comments

1. surethom

Posts: 1588; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

I hope there are some Classic Stainless steel thinner Android Wear watched in 2018 not a fan of the thicker Sport Black watches, I need a replacement for my Huawei W1

2. manzer

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

Completely agree. Bought the LG watch style, returned it, went back to my Huawei.

3. Deadeye37

Posts: 287; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

Hopefully Fossil will release an updated Explorist next year with NFC. This year's grey stainless steel one looks sexy, but no NFC prevented me from pulling the trigger.

4. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Damn.. just got the wear24

5. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

I'm glad that designer brands are getting on the smartwatch train. I want a classic elegant looking smartwatch, and one with NFC for Android Pay. That would make it an instant buy for me.

6. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1297; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I'm still waiting for these watches to have at least a week of battery life. Having to charge your watch at least every other day seems rather absurd to me.

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