With Android Wear 2.0 nearing its final development stages and leaks teasing us with possible new smartwatches from LG, Huawei, and maybe even HTC (though, the company denies it’s planning smartwatches anytime soon), it’s only natural to assume that we might see some new timepieces on the MWC 2017 show floor this March. Android Wear smartwatches from big-name companies have sort of been put on hold for more than a year or so, as customer interest hasn’t exactly been peaking.
On the other hand, for the past year, Apple and Samsung have made great strides to improve the experience with their respective watches — watchOS 3 for the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 brings faster operation, smoother animations, and more useful features, and Tizen for the Gear S2 and Gear S3 has slowly become a pretty solid software in its own right. Not to mention that Samsung’s latest smartwatches kill it in terms of battery life.
So, it’s safe to say that customer interest in the gadgets has been slightly rekindled. It’s still frail and we still need some pretty good-looking hardware, combined with a very useful software to convince us to buy one of these expensive gadgets. With what we’ve seen from Google Wear 2, we think Google doesn’t intend to let watchOS 3 leave it in the dust. So, what we need now are some good watches to support the new system.
With such a long pause between major Android smartwatch releases, one might at least get curious to see what the manufacturers would come out with. How do you feel about potential new Android Wear timepieces? Are you excited to see some new models, are you mildly curious, or do you just not care about watches?
Phonearena polls Are you excited for new Android Wear smartwatches? Yes! Throwing money at the screen right now I’m curious to see what’s up, but not sure I am super pumped I’m good with my Apple Watch / Samsung Gear S I still don’t care about smartwatches View Results Vote