This also means you don't need to install the apps on your phone – just the watch itself – as 2.0 doesn't require the two to be paired.
The most recent Android makeover has now made its way onto Android Wear smartwatches. The design has been specifically optimised for Wear watches, redesigning the app launcher and creating something that's more accommodating for round screens.
The way you can pick and change watch faces is also much better now.
The Wear 2.0 upgrade (and the Android Wear Oreo update) adds a whole host of new features, has an emphasis on custom watch faces, fitness and standalone apps.
i Phone users are also in line for a much better i OS/Android Wear experience.
In 2.0 you don't need your phone nearby to use apps on your Android Wear device.
Using Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or cellular instead of depending on a tethered phone or cloud syncing, your smartwatch now remains much more functional away from your phone.
Read on to get up to speed with everything you need to know about Android Wear 2.0…
Standalone apps are the biggest change for the Wear ecosystem to date.
These new menus and the like are also much easier to control thanks to Wear 2.0 supporting a rotational input.
On the LG duo, a moveable watch dial allows you to move up and down menus, zoom in and out and so on, but the new hardware control option doesn't have to be a side scroller; the platform supports any rotational input. Android Wear has been playing catch-up with Apple's watch OS in making its watch faces more useful.
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