Smartwatches and wearables are everywhere now. All the major manufacturers have something out there or en route and announced. They range from those which run on Google’s unifying smartwatch platform, Android Wear, to those that run on manufacturer’s own platforms like Tizen for Samsung and LG’s WebOS. Either way though, after the last few months Andorid Wear as a platform had pretty much dominated the smartwatch market. However, that does look set to change with Apple’s Watch about to be available at the end of this week. In fact, if you have been following tech news today, then you might have noticed the influx of Apple Watch reviews that have been going out.
That said, Google are not going to let the day solely be Apple orientated and instead released a blog posting on their Android blog detailing how the already highly customizable Android Wear market is likely to get even more customizable. This is not the first time either that Google have decided to use an ‘Apple Watch news day’ to throw out an Android Wear reference. Back on March 9th, Google decided to debut their latest Android Wear advert minutes before the Apple Watch event was live streamed online.
In today’s announcement, Google stated that there are already more than one thousand different watch faces available for Android Wear. In addition, there is also a large number of straps available for your device. In fact, the announcement details how most Wear devices use a 22mm band (which is the industry standard) so that you can effectively use any strap with the devices. That said, the announcement details that starting from this week, Android Wear owners will also be able to check out a curated list of straps from the likes of m E3 Supply Co., Worn & Wound and Clockwork Synergy. Unfortunately, these options are not directly available from the Play Store and instead have to be ordered via the fashion houses noted. However, Google have at least provided some links in their blog post to make the curated strap options easier to find and buy. You can read the full blog post and grab those links by clicking the source link below.