Just days after the Moto 360 got a beefy update, Google has announced an update of its own that all Android Wear users will get to check out.
Google today confirmed that a new update for Android Wear will begin rolling out soon that includes support for watches with GPS sensors, allowing watches to track things like route and distance without being near a phone. The update also enables music storage on your Android Wear watch and lets you play your tunes on a pair of Bluetooth headphones.
Google says that this new update will roll out to the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live and Motorola Moto 360 “over the next few days.”
Speaking of hardware, the Sony SmartWatch 3 is now available for purchase from Verizon Wireless. Pricing is set at $249.99, and orders are expected to ship by October 30. If you’d prefer to buy your SmartWatch 3 from Google itself, the device will be available from Google Play “soon.”
The Sony SmartWatch 3 features a 1.6-inch 320x320 LCD screen with a transflective display that’s easy to read in direct sunlight. Also included is 4GB of storage, IP68-rated casing for resistance to water and a built-in GPS that can take advantage of the features included in today’s Android Wear update.
How many of you are currently rocking an Android Wear device on your wrist? Is anyone thinking about buying Sony’s new Android Wear offering?