Google has released an updated version of Android Wear for Android which supports the recently announced update to the Android Wear platform. Android Wear for Android is used to help set up your smartwatch and activate certain settings for your timepiece.
Android Wear for Android lets you adjust the settings on your smartwatch from your smartphone. General settings allow you to block notifications, and select which calendar will be shown on the timepiece. You can also set up your watch to show card previews. Android Wear also offers an "always-on" feature for your smartwatch face, but keep in mind this can quickly drain your battery life.
The update also brings a Material Design inspired user interface for the Android Wear app, with a new icon and a more consistent layout with other Android apps. For example, you now get Google's card style layout throughout the app. You also get prominent shortcut to the Play Store for more apps, alongside the watch face selector and voice actions.
The new Wear cloud sync feature will allow your Android Wear timepiece to receive notifications even if it is not paired via Bluetooth to an Android phone. This feature requires your watch to have the latest version of Android Wear installed since it enables Wi-Fi connectivity on your watch. When cloud sync is turned off, it turns off Wi-Fi on all of your Android Wear devices. Cloud sync will have to be turned back on in order for Wi-Fi to be turned back on.
You can download the update directly on your Android device through the Google Play Store or by using the following link: