Since Google I/O back in June, Google has been promising us more features with Android Wear. Spokespersons for the company have ensured that an announcement will be made before 2014 ends and yes, they have kept to their word!
Android Wear has been in the spotlight ever since Google I/O. With IFA 2014 almost over, we have seen most of the tech manufacturers churn out their own smartwatches running on the Android Wear platform. However, some have opted not to jump on the Android Wear bandwagon.
For those who have partaken in the platform, we’ll be seeing a couple of new upgrades rolling out. First off, there will be a new offline music playback running on Android Wear. Users will be able to take their smartwatches everywhere and play music which is directly stored on the smartwatch streaming through a Bluetooth headset. Another feature being added is the native GPS support that will be able to track users’ speed and distance. Of course, this update is only limited for those smartwatches that have the hardware to support it.
Also, there will be a downloadable watch faces as well that can be all yours via Google Play Store. We can’t wait to see how these new apps will translate to different versions of the smartwatches in the market!
Source: Android Community