Google Play Services update lets you use multiple Android Wear watches

If you’re anything like us, you juggle a lot of mobile devices – probably quite a few more than your average user. And while walking around armed to the teeth with the latest mobile hardware can be a lot of fun, not everything behaves quite so nicely when you’re pushing the boundaries of typical use cases. That’s been an issue with smartwatches, especially if you own more than one model. Thankfully, it’s also something that’s been on Google’s radar to address, and today we learn about the new Google Play Services 7.3, delivering among other improvements support for multiple Android Wear smartwatches interacting with the same phone or tablet.

The API improvements make it easier for devs to work out the communication pathways between multiple devices, and while many of us may not need to take advantage of these changes, they still represent an important step towards making the connection between Android Wear and Android phones as robust as possible, an important step towards improving smartwatch accessibility.

That’s just one component of this update, which also gives Google Fit new abilities to pull up historical and nutritional data, improves location services battery power demands, and makes it easier for devs to work with multiple devices that don’t all share the same API functionality.

Android devs can start accessing all these changes with the availability of a new SDK now.

Source: Google

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