In a blog post today, Google officially unveiled the latest update to Android Wear, Android Wear 4.4W.2. The update focuses primarily on things to improve fitness, though they could also be used in other atmospheres. Importantly, Android Wear now supports smartwatches with GPS sensors, allowing you track your run and calculate things like distance and speed. This update also brings in the ability to play music through your Android Wear device. The music can be downloaded to your smartwatch through the latest version of Google Play Music, allowing you to connect Bluetooth headphones to your smartwatch and listen to your favorite tunes.
In addition to that, Google offered up some more details on the Sony SmartWatch 3. The Sony Smartwatch 3 is now for available for pre-order through Verizon and will set you back $249. In the coming weeks, the Sony Smartwatch 3 will be offered through Google Play. Google also made mention of the fact that the SmartWatch 3 is the first Android Wear device to feature a GPS sensor, making it a perfect partner for this new update.
To round things off, Google is making it easier for you to find Android Wear apps in the Play Store. Android Wear apps are now divided into categories that make it easier to find the apps that you’re looking for. As a whole, it’s a pretty good day for Android Wear. Let us know if you’ve downloaded the update yet, as it’s been rolling out to the Moto 360 and LG G Watch for the past few days.