Earlier this week, Android 8.1’s release to pixel and Nexus devices, oreo is now rolling out to Android Wear. Back in Oct, Google announced a beta program for the LG Watch Sport and currently the wearable is one of the first devices to receive the update.
According to a Hoi Lam, Wearables Developer Advocate at Google, in the Android Wear community on Google+ (via Android Police). The “Android oreo roll out to Android Wear is starting yesterday.” However, again, “Timing is determined by each watch’s manufacturer.”
There are no major redesigns with oreo for the wearable platform, but we did spot a number of useful tweaks. Since Google positions are helpful in wet conditions, there’s a new option in Settings to disable touch-to-wake called “Touch lock”.
Google has added the ability to control the strength of vibrations for incoming notifications. Referred to as the “Vibration pattern,” options include normal, Long, and Double.
Meanwhile, there’s now a toggle to manually enable the “Battery saver,” instead of having to wait until the device hits a low charge. This mode disables Vibration, Location services, Wi-Fi & mobile usage, data & app updates, and the Always-on display.
Coupled with background limits in android oreo, this should aid battery life. The update adds notification channels for applications that could give more granular user control.
Google also shared that Wear is now available in 7 new countries and languages: Czech Republic (Czech), Belgium (Dutch), Honduras (Spanish), El Salvador (Spanish), Portugal (Portuguese), Paraguay (Spanish), and Nigeria (English).
So far, there’s one report of a just received the update on LG Watch Sport