Dec 22nd, 2016

Today Google confirmed it will launch two new smartwatches alongside Android Wear 2.0, but they also shed some light on the update and existing devices. Once the new devices are launched, existing Android Wear devices will be updated to Android Wear 2.0.

The 2.0 update brings plenty of new features, including support for standalone apps that don’t require the phone, support for Android Pay, and support for Google’s voice-activated Assistant that launched on Pixel devices and Google Home this year.

While most devices will get the update, Google is quick to note that not every device will receive the update. It also notes that certain features like Android Pay require specific hardware and may not be compatible with devices that don’t have the hardware to support that feature. (Most notably devices without NFC support won’t work with Android Pay.)

Here’s the full list of devices that will receive the Android Wear 2.0 update:

  • Moto 360 Gen 2
  • Moto 360 Sport
  • LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE
  • LG Watch Urbane
  • LG G Watch R
  • Polar M600
  • Casio Smart Outdoor Watch
  • Nixon Mission
  • Tag Heuer Connected
  • Fossil Q Wander
  • Fossil Q Marshal
  • Fossil Q Founder
  • Michael Kors Access Bradshaw Smartwatch
  • Michael Kors Access Dylan Smartwatch
  • Huawei Watch
  • Huawei Watch Ladies
  • Asus ZenWatch 2
  • Asus ZenWatch 3

Most first-generation devices like the Moto 360 and the ASUS ZenWatch are left off of this list, so if you have one of the older devices you may want to consider upgrading so you get the benefits of Android Wear 2.0.

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