Android Wear 2.0 Announced

Google has announced a new version of Android Wear at the I/O conference. In the biggest update to Android Wear, version 2.0 has been redesigned with more focus on customizable watch faces, messaging and fitness.
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One of the biggest updates to Android Wear with 2.0 is that you will now be able to customize any watch face in order to show information from any other app. For example, you will be able track your calories from the fitness app and perhaps a to-do list from Todist will show up on any third party watch face, in spite of the designer.
The new software also includes new messaging tools, which includes the Al-powered Smart Reply, a handwriting recognition mode along with touchscreen keyboard.
Google has also been working on ways to ensure that you do not need your phone when you go for your regular runs, or when you want to track your hikes. With cellular watches, standalone apps would mean that you will be able to use the watch to it fullest without the need to switch on your smartphone. You will also be able to stream music from apps such as Play Music or Spotify, all completely disconnected from your smartphone.
This seems quite useful, if you do not want to go running with your phone attached to your waist or arms in an unwieldy case.
While this is quite a major update, Google’s chief did not spend much time talking about it, however, there will be several developer sessions over the course of I/O in order to go into more details.
Android wear 2.0 Preview images are now available for downloading for both Huawei Watch and LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition.