We’ve seen a wave of new Android Wear hardware in the past week or so, including the LG G Watch R, ASUS ZenWatch, Moto 360 and Sony SmartWatch 3. Most of those announcements have focused on the hardware of each product, though, and not the software that’s powering the devices. That’s changing today, as Google has penned a blog post that outlines what we can expect to see from Android Wear in the future.
Google says that it’s first big update for Android Wear will bring offline music playback and GPS support. This will allow users to listen to music over Bluetooth and use GPS to track distance. A second update will follow with support for downloadable watch faces that will allow users to display whatever info that you’d like, including a calendar or fitness info. Google says that developers will offer these watch faces in the Play Store.
El Goog went on to say that all of the current Android Wear devices will get the updates when they’re ready to roll, which is expected to happen “in the coming months.” Google’s also working with those device manufacturers on making even more Android Wear improvements.
We’ve seen Android updates be a bit sporadic in the past, with different manufacturers releasing different updates with different features. That’s not going to be the case with Android Wear, which I’m sure makes any early adopters of these wearables happy.
Have you already picked up an Android Wear device or do you plan to soon? If so, which unit do you own or have your eyes on?