Android Wear Update Brings New Features
With IFA 2014 finally here, we’re expecting to see various smartwatches make its debut from a range of manufacturers including Samsung, LG and Motorola. We’re also waiting to hear about the Moto 360 sales and we can’t wait to finally see the Apple iWatch. While most of the smartwatches vary physically, a majority of them are running on the Android Wear platform.
Just as IFA roles out, Google executives have sat down with CNET to reveal the future of Android Wear. We’ve heard since July this year about possible sensors being incorporated. Rumour has it the Moto 360 will be the first Android Wear device to be equipped with an ambient light sensor. The execs are now hinting that there may now even be a GPS receiver as one of the sensors.
It also seems that the Android Wear platform will finally be directly paired with other Bluetooth accessories. This will enable users to listen to media stored on the smartwatch.
We won’t have to wait long for updates as Google ensures everyone that these will be released before the end of the year. Moving forward, the company is hoping to grow the incorporation of sensors with Android Wear. Surprisingly enough, the tech giant is giving free reign to manufacturers to include whatever sensors they want on their versions of the smartwatch!