The popular fitness app now lets users record and upload activities straight from Android Wear 2.0 watches - without requiring a phone to be nearby.
Thanks to an expanded Google Fit app, the LG Watch Sport comes with multiple fitness-tracking features.
Google's all-new wearable software promises a huge number of upgrades and improvements as the company unveils its first update since the initial release of Android Wear back in 2014. For those who pick up the new LG Watch Sport or LG Watch Style, well, you're in for a treat as well. Given that these were the new hardware of choice to show off Android Wear 2.0, they are obviously both considered the best examples of what an Android watch can now be.
The only way to make use of the Strava update immediately is to buy the LG Watch Style and Watch Sport, which go on sale on this Friday, February 10.
After several months of delay, Android Wear 2.0 upgrade arrives with a host of important features and tweaks.
A standalone app is likely to be a hugely beneficial for those that utilize their Android Wear smartwatches on a daily basis and are busy enough that even something like a using the watch for messaging entirely would save them time. However, if you'd like to hold off a bit and see what others think of the watches, we're in the process of getting review units sent our way so that we can get our thoughts on LG's latest wearables as soon as possible.
In the design department, the two watches couldn't be more different.
The main button on your watch should function as a home button with a quick press, and bring up Assistant with a long-press. Also, the data presented on the watch app also act as a shortcut to the actual app. Users will able to choose their favourite watch face and customise it by adding Complications to it.
With a quick swipe to the right or left across your watch face you can switch between faces easily.
Fit can now also accurately track sit-ups, squats, push-ups, and weightlifting reps. The new Strava app will also offer users performance analysis like time, distance, pace, lap time, split time and heart rate, all from their wrists.
Android Wear 2.0 is officially out in the open. Swipe up from the bottom of the Assistant screen for suggestions of what you can ask and do with Assistant.
Google will start rolling out Android Wear 2.0 in fall to the masses while enthusiasts can always check the Developer Preview.
Naturally, tapping on an app will launch it.