Google launches Android Wear 2.0 with two new LG smartwatches

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After months of waiting, Google is finally showing off the final version of Android Wear 2.0. Since the announcement last year, not much has changed, Android Wear 2.0 is still focusing on simplifying the core experience which is interacting with notifications and tracking fitness data. To showcase the new features of Android Wear 2.0, Google has partnered up with LG to create two new smartwatches. The LG Watch Syle and LG Watch Sport will be the first to run Android Wear 2.0.

Probably the biggest addition to Android Wear 2.0 is the Google Assistant which has been available on several other google devices like the Pixel phones and Google Home hub. The Google Assistant on Android Wear 2.0 works like it does on other devices meaning that saying 'ok google' will activate it.
Besides that, Android Wear 2.0 is finally capable of downloading apps directly from the watch interface without the need of accessing a phone application to download an app. What this means is that, iPhone users will be able to download third party apps and watch faces when they pair their Android Wear 2.0 device to an iPhone.

Google says that Android Wear watch makers will begin rolling out the Android Wear 2.0 update to compatible devices in the coming weeks. Below is a list of devices currently eligible for the update.

Android Wear 2.0 compatible devices:
— Asus ZenWatch 2
— Asus ZenWatch 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 G Watch Urbane
— LG G 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