Google has officially launched the Android Wear 2.0 which is one of the first major update in the Android smartwatch OS.
Android Wear 2.0

There's a major redesign and functionalities added to the update like a built-in PlayStore, new version of Google Fit, Android Pay, NFC & LTE support, offline apps and making Android Wear more functional and standalone rather than always needing a smartphone to get information. Below is a sample of some of the updates:

There's also a launch of two new LG smartwatches — LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style which is expected to hit stores by February 10 in the US. The LG Watch Sport is the powerful version of the two smartwatches, it has built-in LTE, GPS, NFC and heart rate sensor which is targeted for atlethic type people although it is bulkier and thick. The LG Watch Style is a basic smartwatch which lacks the LTE, NFC, GPS and heart rate sensor which is intended for normal watch use and is thinner. The LG Watch Sport is priced at $349 (Php17.4k) while the LG Watch Style is priced at $249 (Php12.4k).
LG Watch Style and LG Watch Sport
LG Watch Style and LG Watch Sport

Here's the official list of eligible smartwatches for the Android Wear 2.0 update:

  • ASUS ZenWatch 2 & 3
  • Casio Smart Outdoor Watch
  • Casio PRO TREK Smart
  • Fossil Q Founder
  • Fossil Q Marshal
  • Fossil Q Wander
  • Huawei Watch
  • LG Watch R
  • LG Watch Urbane and 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

While there are many cool and major updates in the Android Wear 2.0, some functionalities will not work on other watches which don't have the required sensors like the Google Fit app which can now track weightlifting exercise and can count reps.

Source: Google Blog

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