Android Wear updated with GPS support and offline music

In today's Android roundup: Android Wear now offers offline music listening and GPS functionality. Plus: Five great features you may not know about in Android 5.0 Lollipop, and the best retro games for Android

Google has made it crystal clear that it is pulling out all the stops to make Android Wear one of the best wearable operating systems around. True to its word, Google has added offline music and GPS support in its latest update.

The Verge reports on the latest version of Android Wear.

According to The Verge:

Announced today in a blog post, the update unlocks some key fitness functionality. It now supports watches with built-in GPS sensors, providing new tools to track your distance and speed independent of your phone. Additionally, with the new software, you'll be able to pair Bluetooth headphones, and offline music playback will also be enabled.

The Sony SmartWatch 3 is the first Android Wear watch with a dedicated GPS sensor, and it is available for preorder today for $249.99 from Verizon Wireless, with Google Play availability soon.

More at The Verge

sony smartwatch 3 Amazon

You can read the original announcement from Google, and you can preorder Sony's SmartWatch 3 from Amazon right now. Sony's new smartwatch is scheduled to be released on November 10.

Check out this video of the Sony SmartWatch 3 in action:

Here's some additional coverage of the new Android Wear update:

TechCrunch: Android Wear update adds offline music, bluetooth headphone, and GPS support

PC World: Android Wear continues to evolve with support for local music storage and GPS

Wall Street Journal: Android Wear gets GPS tracking

Wired: Android Wear gets GPS and music, plus a Sony smartwatch

Five great features you may not know about in Android 5.0 Lollipop

Geek.com has an overview of five useful features in Android 5.0 Lollipop that you may not have heard of in the media.

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