Well, it seems the topic of wearable devices is getting a 5-star hotness as Google announced the special Android version for wearable devices, called Android Wear.
Google has chosen watches (smartwatches) as the first step to enter to the world of smart wearable devices and Android Wear for smartwatches generally focuses on these 4 areas:
- Getting the right information and notification at the right time and right place
- Getting your answers as you say (speak) your questions in different categories
- Being your personal trainer by monitoring your fitness activities and health
- Getting access to more smart devices and control them with your watch right from your wrist
As you can see, other than the fitness and health monitoring options, Google is mainly focusing on communication with the device via your voice and showing the information you really need at the moment as you glance at your smart watch. Speaking of information, the Android Wear shows you the latest updates from your social networks accounts, your unread instant messages, any update in the status of your shopping, and many more.
As you have already seen on some Android devices, you just need to say ‘OK Google’ to let the smart wearable device know, it’s time to ask some questions or giving some commands like playing music on another connected device.
So no matter where you are or what you are up to, thanks to the Android Wear you can easily read your messages and reply to them via your voice, get the navigation, get the answer to literally any question, monitor your health and fitness, control your other connected devices and much more right from your Android based smartwatch.
Google has already provided the information for developers and in case you are wondering about the first wearable devices to benefit from this version of Android and in the following we review the Moto 360 and G Watch as the first Motorola and LG’s smart watches running Android Wear.
Moto 360: It’s Round, Elegant, Well-Designed, and Expected to be Functional
Moto 360 by Motorola will be one of the first smartwatches to run Android Wear as it is expected to be released later in the summer.
For now, there are not much available details about Moto 360 and the current information suggests a round smart watch which is really beautiful, elegant and unlike the available smartwatch it really does feel like a real wrist watch which shows the time and tons of other stuff.
This Android Wear powered device will be available in different styles and we are looking forward to see how it functions when functioning as a navigation device, a communication device, a shortcut to reply text messages, or a weather forecaster.
LG G Watch offer the best Google experience for users
It’s no surprise to see LG making the first Android Wear powered device as the Korean and Google have already done some neat stuff together, including Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. LG G Watch is going to be the first LG’s wearable device and it is going to “present a low barrier to entry for developers and offer the best Google experience for users”.
The second quarter of 2014 is the expected release time and at the moment there is not much to say, except the fact that G Watch will be taking advantages of the entire Android Wear potential.
What do you think about the future of smart wearable devices, as Google have already announced its special Android version and Apple on the other side reportedly is busy producing iWatch.
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