Android Wear 2.0: Google Assistant on the arm and more independence

Android Wear 2.0: Google Assistant am Arm und mehr Unabhängigkeit

With Android Wear 2.0, Google wants to make the wearable operating system leaner and more intuitive. In order to achieve this, the operating convenience is increased. And Wearables will receive the assistant known by the Google Smartphone Pixel.

Google Assistant am Arm

Bot’s first-generation Android Wear only Google Now, the Wearables under Android Wear 2.0 is the intelligent voice assistant Google Assistant. As Google already showed pixel in the test of the Google smartphone, both language concepts are currently the same, with the Google Assistant with a pinch of personality. If, in particular, the component is increasingly expanded, the Google Assistant becomes the interface of interacting with a variety of smart home gadgets.

Independence and new operating facilities

In addition to the possibility of directing phone calls directly over the Wearable as a hands-free system, Google is mainly dedicated to the incoming messages and thus Tizen. If the answer to the news has only been done by means of dictation specifications, using Emoji or prefabricated text modules, Android Wear 2.0 makes it possible to enter answers directly via a small, digital QWERTZ keyboard. One aspect that has been missing so far and which was seen as positive by the counterpart Tizen (Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S3). As a further option can be answered by handwriting. As already presented on Google I / O 2016, is written with the finger on a slow running line. The written line is then converted to text using OCR recognition.

With a Play Store app on the watch, the system is supposed to become more independent, as the corresponding apps can be stored directly on the watch and thus function even without a paired smartphone, which should also improve the usage in the context of an iPhone. So far, this was only possible with drawbacks.


Design and personalization

With optical adjustments, Google is largely down. Most noticeable is the customization of the app menu, which is now flush with the left, slightly curved. The changes in personalizability are more comprehensive. In addition to dials, colors and so far few additional information such as weather or battery status, Android Wear 2.0 can also store information from third-party applications as complications in the Watchface.

These smartwatches get Android Wear 2.0

Looking at the supported Smartwatch models, it soon becomes clear that mainly younger models will be updated with an update. First-generation equipment, such as the Moto 360, is not represented. However, any hardware requirements for the clock are not known in this context. Users of a corresponding Wearables can update via the update point in the menu. According to Google, the update to Android Wear 2.0 “in the coming weeks” for the watches will be offered for download.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 Watch Urbane
LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE
Michael Kors Access Smartwatches
Moto 360 2nd Gen
Moto 360 Sport
New Balance RunIQ
Nixon Mission
Polar M600
TAG Heuer Connected



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