Android Wear 2.0 on existing devices: Updates to start on 15 February

When can you upgrade your Wear smartwatch to the new software?
Android Wear 2.0 update for your smartwatch

Looking at the LG Watch Sport and Watch Style and getting pangs of Android Wear 2.0 envy?

Before you consider ditching your existing Android Wear smartwatch, hold fire, because most of the current Google watch crop are in line for an Android Wear 2.0 update. The official word from the Big G is:

"Android Wear 2.0 will be available for all supported Android Wear watches in the coming weeks."

We have it on good authority that the rollout will actually begin on 15 February and, while Google has tested Wear 2.0 on all the devices listed below internally, it's up to the manufacturers themselves to sign-off on the revamped OS and get it out the door.

Update: A lot of you have – rightly – been in touch to express frustration that the Sony SmartWatch 3 isn't getting the Android Wear 2.0 treatment. And there's even been a petition to pressure Sony into changing its mind. We've reached out to Sony, and have more details here.

Android Wear 2.0 on existing devices: Upgrades to start on 15 February

Android Wear devices being upgraded

This is the official list of Android Wear smartwatches that will be updated to Android Wear 2.0:

Asus ZenWatch 2
Asus ZenWatch 3
Casio Smart Outdoor Watch
Casio Pro Trek Smart
Fossil Q Founder
Fossil Q Marshal
Fossil Q Wander
Huawei Watch
LG G Watch R
LG Watch Urbane
LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE
Michael Kors Access
Moto 360 2nd-gen
Moto 360 Sport
New Balance RunIQ
Nixon The Mission
Polar M600
TAG Heuer Connected


Keep an eye on this story as we'll keep it up-to-date with the latest Android Wear 2.0 update information.

Rocking a Samsung Gear Live, original Moto 360, LG G Watch or Sony Smartwatch 3 and annoyed you won't be upgrading to Android Wear 2.0? Let us know in the comments below.

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46 Comments

  • mugu007 says:

    Absolutely frustrated by the fact that the LG G Watch is left out purely because its an older device, even through there are no notable hardware restrictions

    • kelleymcches says:

      Actually, Android Wear 2.0 requires a hardware button for many of the basic tasks. The LG G Watch doesn't have a hardware button to do any tasks.

  • amar says:

    is sony getting android wear2.0, cause it has all the features such as a gps, nfc, wifi,except for a heart rate sensor. And processor is also equal to most android watches out there. And has recieved all the security patch updates. So it is more than eligible for getting the update. But google wants us to but the high end smartwatches .

  • beamer says:

    What no LG G watch update why !!!

  • Pocodiablo says:

    Why is sony smartwatch 3 not being updated, the spec seems comparabe with the rest. Why would you buy another non supported Sony product. Smart watches are destoned to fail due to lack of support, worthy apps and less than poor battery life. Anybody want to buy a Smart watch?????? No wonder people are shifting to Apple products at least you have consistency and support.

  • Madmeekz says:

    Sony Smartwatch 3, a watch that has stand alone GPS can Bluetooth to almost anything and includes NFC isn't getting wear 2.0??? 

    One of few watches that could actually benefit from the update - I can't believe they've left this out. Been itching to use android wear pay! Gerrr

    • JohnnyEggflips says:

      Google and LG don't want the cheap competition, that's why!

    • carlos007 says:

      don't use android pay but if smart watch 3 get wear 2 think I will use more if I can pay with my watch

  • Darkstar says:

    I bought the Sony smartwatch 3 because it had every spec needed to be future forward and it's not being updated!?!? That's absurd! I bought it because it had the best specs of them ALL! I almost wish I could get a refund!

  • Steegs says:

    Same here with the Sony SW3! Extremely disappointed that it looks like it won't be updated :(
    It may be considered "old", but it has all the features & the power, Plus, it's the latest model available from Sony- A very large manufacturer! Not as though it's something that's been superseded for ages!

  • craig0r says:

    Yep, I'm also peeved that the Sony Smartwatch is left off the list. I bought it because I felt like it was the best device available, and soon it will be one of the worst.

  • itsmichaelmurph says:

    What the heck!? Anticipating Wear 2.0 I just bought a Sony SW3. It has the same specs as all the other smartwatches plus more! It has built in GPS and NFC for Android pay!!! This is ridiculous, Sony might be losing a customer to this if they don't announce something soon. I'll be emailing them with a complaint and you all should too if you feel the same.

  • Chozanean says:

    Honestly, for what I use my 1st gen 360 for, I'm not bothered. Won't be upgrading, and will probably replace this with a normal old fashioned wristwatch when it dies.

    Unless something drastic happens, and I'm talking to the effect of the original iPhone on mobiles, then smart watches are in a mess of trouble.

  • himura says:

    I heard that Sony SW3 WILL be updated according to the email from Sony to one of the community members. If you own this watch and can't wait for the update (like me), just google it, this story is easy to find. 

    • Cangurocolcasco says:

      The story is easy to find....but difficult to believe...

  • lgsucks says:

    Need to update all Watches. All of them have the hardware spec required. Why are you still selling these watches if you are not updating them to latest OS?

  • carlos007 says:

    I have the sony smartwatch 3 which I think is amazing cant understand why it wont get wear 2 .if it does will beat any other watch out there. until if and when smartwatch 4 comes out 3 will beat any other watch even more with wear 2. so come on sony update and boost sales of 3 till 4 comes out  

  • reddunrogue says:

    I am disappointed that the Samsung Gear Live wont be getting the update. Aside from the cheesy charger issue which I've addressed with a chip clip, it's still a very nice watch. I bought a new Asus Zenwatch for style, but I would still utilize my Gear Live for sport.

  • droidtest says:

    Why did Google push this so far down the SERPs?  Not all of us want to buy your new watch Google.

  • rhys013 says:

    I bought the Sony Smartwatch 3 less than two months ago, and now they are saying it is not getting an update?! This is stupid, this watch has everything needed for the update and they have no reason to leave it out.

  • Tesssed says:

    s w 3 does pretty much most of the things listed n the update prior except for Android pay and stand alone apps, still a good product regardless if getting update.

  • Ps62 says:

    Expect Sony to do something about Sony smartwatch 3

  • Jbergman says:

    Super annoyed, I love my Sony Smart watch 3 and I hate I cannot use it for Android Pay. Now, Google is supporting Android Pay on their watches and I cannot get the update to actually use all the capabilities of my watch. Sony says they are releasing an update for it though, but everything have read from Google and Android Central and other cites say they are not getting it. Guess I will just wait and see.

  • Darkstar says:

    I'm livid! I bought the Sony smartwatch 3 because the specs made it seem to be the best, strongest and most future forward of all the watches. I'm so disappointed in Sony. Everything I buy from them goes obsolete. PS4 can play 3D movies on my Sony 3D TV but not 4K video. I sense a pattern.

    Never again will I buy Sony.

  • haggy says:

  • Xarra says:

    Sony SWR50 = best smartwatch!!!

    Quadcore 1.2 GHz CPU, 512MB RAM, 4GB eMMC,  420mAh Li-Pol battery, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, WiFi, voice, touch, gestures, hardware button..... What is missing for AW2.0??? 

    Keep alive Sony SW3!!!

  • harrigro says:

    I am highly pissed off. I was among the first to buy the original Moto 360 first gen. We hope put the desire for smartwatches on the map. And damn near $400 on top of that. Now we get a slap in the face by being left out of the 2.0 update. Forcing me to have to go out and dish out more money for something that I really don't need, because mine still works  perfectly. This is ridiculous!

  • kalala says:

    Anybody got an update on any watch yet?

  • danholle says:

    I switched from Fitbit to Android Wear because (I thought) it brought with it an inclusive, open platform that I could count on.  But having bought a Sony smartwatch 3, I now stand, chagrined and re-educated, realizing that Android Wear is not those things.

  • oldhickorytony says:

    Waiting...

  • Picard87 says:

    Same here. Anybody got the update yet? (Huawei Watch maybe)

  • bpdunsta says:

    Nothing here yet either. LG G Watch R and LG Watch Urbane 2.0 LTE

  • Sprada85 says:

    Waiting the update in Finland.. (Huawei Watch)

  • Demic says:

    Anyone think we (Huawei Watch owners) might not get it until after the launch of the new Huawei Watch 2 coming next week??

  • AndroidFan132 says:

    Can the Samsung Gear Live run 2.0 well, or are they just causing owners to buy their newer watches? I would love to flash it onto my watch but I'm not sure if it will be capable of running it.

  • umel says:

    Any news here? I'm excited..My urbane 2 is running on developer version.I want it in full version. :)

  • KaanS says:

    Fossil says the OTA will roll out at 15th march. It's unclear if this date is only for the Fossil watches or for all watches that will get 2.0.

    So, we can wait even longer. Nice

  • KaanS says:

    Fossil says the roll-out will start at 15th march. It's unclear if this date is only for the Fossil watches or for all which will get 2.0

    So, we can wait even longer. Nice!

  • marckoliver says:

    Nobody got it yet!? Fossil Q Founder user in Brazil, still waiting. Come on Fossil, hurry up!!!

    • KaanS says:

      Look at my comment below.

      A guy has asked Fossil and the answer was 15th march

      • KaanS says:

        above*

        • marckoliver says:

          What I am asking is if someone already got it, since your answer was Feb-15 and I asked Feb-17. So, the question remains, any Fossil user already got it!?

  • marckoliver says:

    So, any Fossil owner received the damn update!?!?

    • bpdunsta says:

      The earlier commenter, KaanS, said that Fossil told him MARCH 15, not Feb 15.

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