Google releases new Android Wear update with GPS support

Android Wear updateGoogle has announced that it has released a new Android Wear update, which will bring support for GPS and Bluetooth headsets.

According to the search giant, the Android Wear watches will obviously need the GPS hardware for it to work but the first Android Wear devices with GPS are already hitting the market.

“SmartWatch 3 is the first Android Wear watch to include a GPS sensor—perfect for enjoying today’s updates. It has a transflective display that improves battery life and is really easy to read in sunlight, so it’s a great fit for staying, well, fit,” noted Kenny Stoltz, Product Manager, Android Wear, in a blog post.

The Android Wear watches will now also be able to keep music on the device and play it via Bluetooth headsets using the newly released support in the platform.

“You want to be able to turn up the volume on your favorite tunes, but the fewer devices the better when you’re jogging ‘round the bend. Now you can store music on your watch, listen to it via Bluetooth headphones, and leave your phone at home,” added Stoltz.

In addition, the company has also revealed that it has created eight new app collections in Google Play to make it easier to find Android Wear applications. These collections range from fitness/ heath to travel and more.

With these frequent updates, Google is making Android Wear devices more useful every passing day.


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