Android Wear 2.0 is the overhaul Google’s OS needed. Not only does it make Wear more independent from the smartphone, it now gives iOS users better reason to opt for a Google-based smartwatch. Assistant and Fit need more work, and as ever the quality of third-party apps will shape the experience, but Wear 2.0 is a welcome leap forward.
Android Wear 2.0 is finally here. Or at least it’s starting to roll out; right now only the LG Watch Sport and the LG Watch Style are running the fancy new OS, but the rest won’t be far behind.
If you want an entire breakdown of the key features you can expect, head to our Android Wear 2.0 guide, but we can tell you right now that this is Google’s most important Wear update to date. As Apple, Samsung, Garmin among others stake their claim to be the king of smartwatches, and with Fitbit’s first smartwatch seemingly on the way, it’s time for Google to start proving why its smartwatch platform is as serious a contender as any other.
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