Google reportedly bringing GPS support to Android Wear soon

Android Wear

Android Wear is pretty versatile in its current form, especially for a new product. But it seems like Google is ready to take it to the next level as a company official is indicating that future Android Wear devices could get support for GPS. Android Engineering Director, David Singleton also said that Google will soon allow developers to make custom watch faces for Android Wear and post them on the Play Store. Another major feature which is expected to be added in the future is the ability to pair your smartwatch with a Bluetooth accessory such as your headphones.

Here’s an excerpt from Singleton’s interview with CNET – “If you’re someone who likes to go for a run, it might be convenient to be able to leave your phone at home. So you can start recording your track with GPS on the watch. You can throw on some music and have a really enjoyable run. And when you come back home, everything will be synced up with the apps running on your phone.

The idea basically is to make users less reliant on a smartphone as smartwatches get more powerful over time. It’s good to know that Google is accelerating the evolution of Android Wear with useful features such as the ones mentioned above. Android Wear will reportedly receive an update this week with some improvements to voice action and navigation.

Source: CNET