A few weeks back Google detailed the next major update for Android Wear, its relatively new platform for wearable devices. The update is going to add a couple of new features to Android Wear, including but not limited to the ability to play music offline. Countless reports from G Watch owners coming in today reveal that the Android Wear 4.4W.2 update has been rolled out and this smartwatch is the first Android Wear device to get it.
In the first phase of this update GPS and offline music playback support will be added to supported devices. This would allow users to track activities without having to hook up a smartphone and listen to music through Bluetooth. In the second phase native support for watch faces will be added.
Offline music support and GPS support are both included in build KNX01Q of version 4.4W.2 that’s rolling out today. However there’s a caveat. Since the LG G Watch doesn’t have a GPS this feature would do absolutely nothing for users on the device, however they will be able to take advantage of the Bluetooth music support.
The update is being pushed out in stages so don’t worry if it doesn’t immediately pop up on your LG G Watch, though it should land on the device in the very near future.