Google is ready to take another shot at the smartwatch. After showing off new features in Android Wear 2.0 back in 2016, LG and Google recently unveiled two new watches with the latest software. However, current owners are wondering when their watch will get the Android Wear 2.0 update.
The brand new LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style are the first Android Wear 2.0 devices, and they’re coming soon. Both are already listed at popular retailers and carriers like Verizon.
LG’s new watches look good, but they’re also pretty expensive. As a result many will keep what they already have. This brings us to the big question. What smartwatches will get updated to Android Wear 2.0 in the near future? A full list can be found below.
Over the past few years some excellent smartwatches have been released. However, they’re running on old and outdated software, not to mention lacking in features. That’s all about to change though.
Android Wear 2.0 Updates
Without further delay, this is the full list of watches that will get the update to Android Wear 2.0 in the near future.
- ASUS ZenWatch 2
- ASUS ZenWatch 3
- Casio Smart Outdoor Watch
- Casio PRO TREK Smart
- Fossil Q Wander
- Fossil Q Marshal
- Fossil Q Founder
- Huawei Watch
- Huawei Watch Ladies
- LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE
- LG Watch Urbane
- LG G Watch R
- Moto 360 (2nd Gen.)
- Moto 360 Sport
- Michael Kors Access Bradshaw Smartwatch
- Michael Kors Access Dylan Smartwatch
- New Balance RunIQ
- Nixon Mission
- Polar M600
- Tag Heuer Connected
Of course some of the most popular watches make the list. Including the newer Moto 360, the ASUS ZenWatch 2/3, anything recent from Huawei and the popular fashionable options from Michael Kors. First generation devices like the original Moto 360 or LG G Watch will be left out. That said, they are pretty old and were released in 2014.
Also, we don’t have an exact timeframe as to when these updates will be released. Previously most watches received updates around the same time, with Google pushing Wear updates out to all. As soon as we have more details or a time table to watch we’ll confirm the details.
Here’s a quick video recently released by Google. It details a few of the many new features you can expect to enjoy on Android Wear 2.0 in the near future.
Once Android Wear 2.0 arrives owners can expect more informative watch faces, and lots of customization or personalization. An improved Google Fit with better workouts, new ways to use apps, and more features like Android Pay on Wear. Additionally, the Google Assistant is now built-in. Meaning users can make the most of every minute, as their watch tells them the time in style.
While the smartwatch market as a whole hasn’t taken off as much as expected, they’re still popular. Samsung offers great watches, and the Apple Watch is still an exciting option for consumers. As a result Google has overhauled their entire user interface for watches and wearable devices.