[Updated List] Here is the List of Android Wear Smartwatches That Will Get Android Oreo

Android Wear, Google’s Android-based smartwatch OS, is being updated to Android Oreo this week. Android 8.0 for Android Wear devices doesn’t bring a huge amount of features, rather a few bug fixes and general performance improvements. It does still bring one or two other changes though, such as Touch Lock which will allow an owner of the device to lock the touchscreen, so submerged waterproof smartwatches won’t suffer from random taps on the touchscreen.

For those of you wondering whether your Android Wear smartwatch will be eligible for the Android Oreo update, Google has released the list of devices which will receive the update that is rolling out now as well as the list of devices which may receive the update in the future.

Google has confirmed the following devices will receive the upgrade:

  • Fossil Q Venture
  • LG Watch Sport
  • Louis Vuitton Tambour
  • Michael Kors Sofie
  • Montblanc Summit
  • Hugo BOSS BOSS Touch
  • Movado Connect
  • Tommy Hilfiger 24/7 You
  • Guess Connect
  • Gc Connect
  • Fossil Q Founder 2.0
  • Fossil Q Marshal
  • Fossil Q Wander
  • Michael Kors Access Bradshaw
  • Michael Kors Access Dylan

Google has provided the following list of devices which are “pursuing” the upgrade, which means it is possible they may not receive it at all:

  • Casio PRO TREK Smart WSD-F20
  • Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch
  • Diesel Full Guard
  • Emporio Armani Connected
  • Fossil Q Control
  • Fossil Q Explorist
  • Huawei Watch 2
  • LG Watch Style
  • Michael Kors Access Grayson
  • Misfit Vapor
  • Mobvoi Ticwatch S & E
  • Nixon Mission
  • Polar M600
  • TAG Heuer Tag Connected Modular 45
  • ZTE Quartz

The list of devices “pursing” the upgrade is a lot longer than the one of devices receiving the upgrade, which goes to show the current state of Android Wear. Currently, the Android smartwatch market has stagnated heavily, to the point that some companies are even pulling out of the market altogether. A large contributing factor to Android Wear’s stagnation is the fact that most consumers don’t see the need for purchasing a smartwatch to accompany their smartphone. Furthermore, existing Android Wear users are less likely to consider upgrading their devices when new models are released, which means there is less incentive for manufacturers to follow up on their product lines.

Source: Google

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