Google officially launches Android Wear 2.0

There have been a lot of rumors floating around about Android Wear 2.0 in recent months. Android Wear 2.0 has long been rumored to come out some time in February 2017. Google has just launched the new version of its wearable OS with a lot of improvements and compelling features over its predecessors. In this post, we will give a glimpse of major changes coming in Android Wear 2.0.

The first major change lies in the user experience. Android Wear 2.0 now allows you to personalize the always-on screen on your wearable devices to your liking. For example, you can perform various actions on apps right from the screen or add more info from apps like calendars, stock exchange or fitness app. Besides, there are now two separate always-on screens that can be easily changed with a simple swipe.

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If you are one of those who frequently use your wearable device to track your fitness activities, good news is that Google Fit has been much improved. Accordingly, you now can do a lot more with fitness app including the ability to track pace, distance, calories burned and heart rate. According to Google, smartwatches running Android Wear 2.0 will be able to operate independently, meaning that you won’t need to have your smartphone by your side to connect to your smartwatch. Besides, Android Wear 2.0 also includes Google Play Store, which allows you to download apps directly from your watch.

Speaking of Messaging support, with Android Wear 2.0, you now can dictate, type or hand-write your response. Besides, you can even draw emojis to send to your friend. Noticeably, with Google Assistant now official for Android Wear 2.0, you now can have access to Google’s Smart Reply, which predicts possible answers for your conversation.

As for Google Assistant, Android Wear 2.0 finally features Google’s new virtual helper, offering you a new way to interact with apps on your wrist. Google Assistant for Android Wear 2.0 now supports German and English with more languages coming in a later date.

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