Google will now extend its Android Operating System software to be used in wearable devices as well.
The search engine giant said that it will begin the extension with smart watches, but expects to expand the software to a much wider range of consumer devices that can be worn.
The company also released a preview software platform for app developers that enable them to start porting their apps to work with smart watches. The full SDK will be released much later in the year.
Google is currently working with several consumer electronic manufacturers like Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung; chip makers Broadcom, Imagination, Intel, Mediatek and Qualcomm; and fashion brands like the Fossil Group to release watches powered by Android Wear later this year.