There has been much curiosity and hype among people related to Android Wear. In recent days many apps on the Google Play store are giving updates mentioning changelog as “Android Wear compatible”. So what exactly is Android Wear ?? Let’s zoom into it a bit further.
Android Wear is a version of Google‘s Android operating system designed for smartwatches and other wearables. Unlike the smartphone, Android Wear is a genre of smartwatches that will run the OS designed by Google. An Android Wear smartwatch can be paired up with an Android smartphone with Android Jelly Bean 4.3 or higher installed in it. Android Wear was announced in March 2014 along with a dev preview and later Google partnered with HTC, Motorola, Asus, Samsung, and LG to make devices. Now the main thing is what these Android Wear watches are capable of. Let us jot them down for you.
Useful information when you need it most
Android Wear organizes your information, suggests what you need, and shows it to you before you even ask. Get messages from your friends, appointment notifications, and weather updates at a glance.
Just say “Ok Google”
Respond to texts, instant messages, and emails by voice. Ask questions like “Will it rain this weekend?”, “What time is it in London?”, or “How do I get to the post office?” and get straight answers.
Reach fitness goals
Keep track of your fitness with daily summaries showing your step count and heart rate.
Connects to your Android phone
Android Wear connects your phone to your wrist. Pause, play, and skip music tracks or quickly respond to text messages from your watch.
Calls, texts, emails, instant messages
See who’s calling, or read texts, instant messages, and emails as soon as they arrive.
Just say “Ok Google” to get the information you need. Ask anything, like “Will it rain this weekend?”, or “What time is it in London?”, or “How many calories are there in an avocado?”
Just say “Ok Google navigate to…” and your destination to get a turn-by-turn navigation.
Just say “Ok Google play some music” to start listening from your phone, and pause, play, and skip tracks on your watch
Glance and say “Ok Google” to set location-based or time-based reminders. For example, “Ok Google remind me to water the plants when I get home.” Or “Ok Google remind me to pick up popcorn at 6 pm.”
Glance at the weather forecast when you get up in the morning.
See how long it will take you to get to work while you’re getting ready in the morning.
The subject, time, and location of your next appointment appear so you don’t have to check your calendar.
Your flight information appears before you go to the airport.
Keep track of your activity with daily summaries showing your step count and heart rate.
Right now the present count of Android Wear smartwatches is 3. The Samsung Gear Live, Lg G Watch, and the Moto 360. Of the three the first two are available in Google Play and the latter one is set to release in the coming months.
The Samsung Gear Live has a stunningly vivid screen that’s visible no matter where you are—indoors, outdoors, in the dark, or even in direct sunlight. The Gear Live is water and dust resistant, so you can keep it on through all your daily activities. The watch is equipped with a 1.63 inch 320×320 pixel Super AMOLED display along with 512 MB RAM and 4GB internal memory.
The LG G watch has a slim design that makes it remarkably comfortable to wear. The always-on display lets you check the time and see new information without ever touching it. And the powerful battery keeps going all day on a single charge. Equipped with a 400mAH battery and Snapdragon 400 processor. This Wear is a powerful Beast With these Android Wear smartwatches user get a wide range of opportunities and facilities on their wrist to explore upon. With the new Google’s new smartphone OS Android L, things would be easier and more interactive and would be fully ‘voice navigated’. As of now, we have seen several apps has got Android Wear support. Hope to see more shortly. Till then be a Techolic.