Android Wear is now certainly the biggest authority on wearable devices. It is Googles smartwatch operating system with a first dedicated smartwatch OS and the main competitor to Apple Watch. It was launched since 2014 and soon it is going to get a big update bringing a number of improvements.
Android Wear is based on the Linux kernel and will need the latest version of Android Studio to produce new apps for compatibility with wearables. Android apps in this respect are designed for smaller screens of a smartwatch and other gadgets. It also means that your wearable experience will be the same, no matter what smartwatch you decide to slap on your wrist.
Android Wearables, focus on time notifications, health assessment and also on call notifications. You get some pre-selected watch faces to choose from, too. It is just a matter of pressing and holding the display to scroll through them. So far, notifications play a big part of the Android Wear experience as you get all incoming texts, WhatsApp messages, emails and more, once connected with a smartphone.
By swiping the card-based menu system, you get to view the weather report through your calendar. Sliding to the right, one can dismiss the notifications, but swiping left will reveal different options for each app.
Even through the categories, you get to see the option to open up relevant apps on your phone for more info. Using smart gestures, one can navigate notifications quickly.
Just like the feature in Google Glass, a great deal of Android Wear experience is driven by saying, “Ok Google,” followed by certain instructions. All Android Wear watches are active as soon as you lift your arm and are ready for instructions. To dictate messages, you will have to enable contact recognition features through your smartphones security settings.
The Android Wear interface is quite different from the other platforms, as it is built for much smaller devices and designed with hands-free use in mind. With Android Wear, the OEM have restricted freedom, so you get to see smartwatches running on operating system with the same software look and layout. Some of the phones handiest features can be accessed on the wrist itself.
One can even use voice commands to interact with Android Wear. Android Wearables Development helps smartwatches to respond to simple voice commands, navigate to a place or set the alarm. It also does a good job of sending texts and emails.
Android Wear smartwatches based on their attributes
With a number of Android wearables in the market, Android wearable development is in full swing. Android wearable developers can develop apps for the devices with different attributes, leveraging the hardware for better features.
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