But while the new version of Android ar isn’t all that different from the version that was previewed at I/O last May, it is a pretty major upgrade to the long-in-the-tooth wearable OS on current watches. It’s not a complete overhaul of ’s original concept, but it adds changes enough things to make the overall experience feel fresh new, whether you have an old watch or plan on buying one of the new ones, you’ll be able to dive right in without needing to learn a whole new set of instructions. Here are some of the highlights of the new Android ar overhaul you should check out first.

arn the layout

The first version of Android ar wasn’t exactly complicated, but it also wasn’t as intuitive as it could be. th the second release, has simplified things all throughout the system, from the way we change watch faces to how we access notifications. There’s a new circular interface for selecting apps, direct access to Assistant via the power button, , with the new – watches, easier scrolling selecting with the rotating crown. Everything is friendlier simpler, this time around, your first instinct is probably the right one.

Check out the ay Store

Apps on our watches aren’t as necessary as they are on our phone, but it’s still fun to check out what’s new in the ay Store. th ar 2.0, you won’t even need a phone to do it. Head into the app screen you’ll find a new ay Store icon, which will let you explore install apps just like you would on your phone. It’s fast convenient, it also means you won’t need to clutter your phone up with a bunch of apps you might not need. And now, even ione users can get in on the fun. Only a hful are available at launch—among ’s own offerings, Accuather, Foursquare, Telegram, Uber—but many more will surely be ling soon. In previous versions of Android ar, you had to load an app on your phone, which would push the watch component over. Now, watch apps st alone, which means you can have an app on your watch without a corresponding app on your phone at all.

Start a workout

Fit has always been a fine workout companion in Android ar, but in version 2.0 it’s become a full-fledged personal trainer. In addition to step counting bicycle riding, the new app tracks a ton of extra activities, including pace, distance, calories burned, in addition to measuring weight-lifting reps, push-ups, sit-ups, squats. Some features will require new watches with new sensors, but even for older watches, Fit should be able to do more to keep you in shape.

Ask a question

evious Android tches could execute a set of voice-controlled actions answers, but with Android ar 2.0, has built Assistant right into your wrist. Available via “OK ” or by long-pressing your watch’s power button, Assistant opens up Android ar to a whole new world of hs-free information. provides a few examples to get you started: “Ask your Assistant about the weather or remind yourself to bring an umbrella. Make a restaurant reservation or navigate to work. You can even update your shopping list right from your wrist.” But as Assistant matures integrates with more apps, the possibilities are endless.

ite a message

One of the best features of wearing a smartwatch is being able to get notifications on our wrists, but responding to them has always been an issue. th Android ar 2.0, has made it easier to interact with notifications as they arrive, letting you write return messages just by tapping an incoming alert. And with dictation hwriting support, even a new on-screen keyboard, you can draw letters even emoji to create quick replies. You’re probably not going to want to use it to write anything more than a few words at a time, but you won’t need to pull out your phone anymore just to tell your friend that you’re on the way.

Buy something

One of the coolest features of Android ar 2.0 is support for Android y, provided your watch has a built-in NFC chip. And most don’t—including the smaller Style watch that is just going on sale. But it’s sure to be a feature that makes its way into most future releases. l you need to do to pay with your watch is verify your cards in the Android y app, press the side button to bring up your available cards (or open the app), select the one you want to pay with, hold your watch next to the payment reader. And your wallet won’t even know what happened.