Google I/O came with several important announcements, with Android Wear being one of the most important ones. Several OEMs announced their smartwatches powered by the new OS.
Although, it should work absolutely fine with most of the Android devices out their with the latest OS, it’s not a bad idea to check it if you’re device is compatible with the new OS — Google did mention that it should work perfectly for devices running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or later. However, if you’re not sure which version you’re device is one, and want to check for it, Google has created a new tool which will tell you if you’re device can work with Android Wear.
To check it, all you have to do is fire up your browser — Chrome or any other one — and head over to www.android.com/wear/check. This will show a screen as shown above, and if that’s what you see, cheer up since you can pre-order the LG G Watch or the Samsung Gear Live, which is up on the Google Play Store, with more watches to follow in the coming months.
I’m not sure if I’m going to grab any of those two, but I’m eagerly waiting for the Moto 360 to hit the retail shelves. It’s going to be an interesting year for smartwatch industry since its not just Android Wear, Apple is also rumored to launch its iWatch in fall, possibly in September, so it would be interesting to see what it will offer.