Updated 01:48 PM EDT, Wed, Sep 22, 2021

Google announced a new partnership with nine fashion brands to bring new designer watch faces to the Android Wear devices.

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Google announced a new partnership with nine fashion brands to bring new designer watch faces to the Android Wear devices.

Ted Baker, Melissa Joy Manning, Vivienne Tam, Nicole Miller, Y-3, Mango, Zoe Jordan, Harajuku Kawaii, and ASICS have teamed up with Google to provide new watch faces to the current Android Wear portfolio, CNET reported. These brands have joined the likes of Fossil Q Founder, Tag Heuer Connected Watch, Huawei Watch, and Moto 360, which have been released by Google over the past few months.

The new watch faces are compatible with all latest Android Wear devices, which also consist of the Sony Smartwatch 3, Asus Zenwatch, LG Watch Urbane, Samsung Gear Live, and LG G Watch R, CNET listed.

The new designs are available now in the Google Play store for Android users, while those who own iPhones will have to wait for them for a couple of days to be accessible in the Android Wear mobile app.

Just recently, Google returned a feature in the Android Wear app where users can see the detailed battery statistics of their smartwatch. The feature vanished in the last update, probably because Google saw it as "wasn't the most reliable measure of which services were eating your battery and how much time you actually had before the need to plug in," Greenbot reported.

You can check out the details of the new update by heading to your device's Settings > Watch Name > Watch Battery. Get the update from the Google Play Store, or grab it from APK Mirror.

Earlier this month, the tech giant also unveiled a refreshed Google Now cards for Android Wear. Taking center stage in the newly updated UI is Google's very own Android social media accounts, which displays all the new features in a quick video.

According to Phandroid, the new Google Now interface now resembles a list, combining all of your cards into one location for easier navigation. Interaction has been improved as well, allowing users to dive into a card for more information.

"It's much more intuitive than having to scroll past all your other Android Wear notifications in order to find a single Google Now card on your smartwatch," Phandroid wrote.

There's more. Google also recently rolled out a new Authenticator for Android, which allows users to generate verification codes on compatible smartwatches. Two-factor authentication is deemed as one of the most effective security measures to prevent unauthorized access, Tech Times wrote.

Google said that with the two-step verification -- even though the password layer has been penetrated -- your phone's Security Key is still needed to access your account, Tech Times reported. This way, an extra level of security is present.

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