Like the Tizen OS which Samsung uses in its wearable devices, Android Wear from Google is also in a nascent phase but it has comparatively better and larger room to grow in time. It has just been a couple of months that the latter OS for wearable devices have started running on few devices.
Thus, there are also a lot of things to be taken care off at the moment. Not that it is flawed, but it has to be updated to more features in time. And Google has in fact been trying to build it more and more.
Anyways, Google has issued Android Wear 4.4W2 update that brings GPS functionality and offline music playback on the Android Wear powered devices. GPS particularly is something consumers have been waiting for and has often been thought of as a key feature if smartwatches are ever going to be considered as standalone products.
The update was first received by the LG G Watch, which is selling in a very low price in India of around Rs. 7,000. Now the company has released the update on all the Android Wear devices. Sadly, neither the GPS nor offline music capabilities actually work yet, unable to load music and GPS not working because the hardware does not support it.
So, this may be viewed as an update for future smartwatches as opposed to the ones that are currently available. However, the Sony SmartWatch 3 has GPS capabilities. So the update could work with it.
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