Android Wear 2.0 is official! As of 8 February, Google has revealed details of its latest watch operating system.
Some of the first watches to run Android Wear 2.0 will be the Huawei Watch 2 and LG Watch Sport and Style.
Wearable tech was a big part of Google I/O 2016 including the Daydream VR platform. Smartwatch fans will also be interested to find out about the first major new version of Android Wear. Here’s the Android Wear 2.0 release date and new features following its announcement on 8 February.
Although there have been some updates to Android Wear since its launch in 2014, a full version number is finally arriving for smartwatch owners bringing with it some cool new features. Google is calling it “the most significant Android Wear update since its launch.”
Find out about the Android Wear 2.0 release date, new features and a list of devices getting the upgrade. See also: Best smartwatches 2017.
Android Wear 2.0 release date and upgrade
Android Wear 2.0 UK release date: 8 February 2017
Google delayed the Android Wear 2.0 release date to 2017, and on 8 February 2017 Google unveiled the new wrist-based OS alongside new smartwatches from LG – the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style.
Which smartwatches will get Android Wear 2.0?
As of 8 February, the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style have Android Wear 2.0 exclusively.
However, existing smartwatches will begin to get upgraded starting on 15 February. Here’s a list of devices confirmed for the update:
• Aaus ZenWatch 2 & 3
• Casio Smart Outdoor Watch
• Casio Pro Trek Smart
• Fossil Q Founder
• Fossil Q Marshal
• Fossil Q Wander
• Huawei Watch
• LG G Watch R
• LG Watch Urbane & 2nd Edition LTE
• Michael Kors Access Smartwatches
• Moto 360 2nd Gen
• Moto 360 for Women
• Moto 360 Sport
• New Balance RunIQ
• Nixon Mission
• Polar M600
• TAG Heuer Connected
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