During Google’s I/O 2016 conference Google revealed what it says is the biggest update to Android Wear.
Called Android Wear 2.0, it will release this fall with brand new standalone apps that allow use without the need for a phone nearby, or even a phone turned on.
During the conference, Google showed how this could help you send messages, and access apps and services without a phone by using Wi-Fi networks, or a cellular one when you are on the go.
Android Wear 2.0 will also come with new features for health and fitness, messaging and customization, with the new ability to show data from any app on watch faces, with better auto replies, handwriting recognition, and a swipeable keyboard.
2.0 will also be able to do automatic exercise recognition and sync this data with third-party applications via Google Fit.
Google showed off some more information about the Android Wear 2.0 update in the video below.
The Android Wear 2.0 preview is now out for developers, and it will launch for consumers this autumn.