The platform for SmartWatch Android Wear news operating system there long enough so that we can adequately assess its capabilities, ease of use and quality. So, let’s see, it is ideal Android Wear, as it seems at first glance, or the system is in its infancy and still ahead.
Home Use: Android Wear news operating system
Setting any new smart watch on Android Wear news operating system a stunningly simple, and you do not even require special management. After downloading the application on Android Wear your phone, simply turn Bluetooth on and pass the pairing process by following the intuitive instructions. In the process of adjustment does not arise any question or point, which would be unclear – so that the honor and praise to Google, in this respect they were most focused on the user.
It is worth noting that the device on Android Wear news operating system picky to the environment – you only need to phone based on Android version 4.3 (Jelly Bean) or higher, as well as the presence of Bluetooth: think 2015 is not a problem.
As mentioned above, Android Wear news operating system – is the fruit of Google. In contrast, Android smartphones, which manufacturers often use their own user interfaces for the smartwatch with Android Wear you find an identical layout, regardless of the chosen model.
Of course, such a watch as Moto 360 and the LG G Watch R boast round displays, so the interface may differ slightly from the same Sony SmartWatch or Asus ZenWatch 3, but the essence remains the same. This approach means that updates are released simultaneously to all devices, regardless of manufacturer.
Time Display: Android Wear news operating system
Android Wear centered on a few key areas that can be considered as the main time display and notifications.
The main feature of the first function – Time display – can be regarded as an opportunity to personalize the dial by software. To change the look, you can simply download the appropriate topic from Google Play (the majority of them are absolutely free) and install it.
Display notifications: Android Wear news operating system
Features very flexible display notifications, Android Wear can receive the following:
- Incoming messages;
- Missed calls;
- Notifications of social networking;
- Notifications of applications, etc.
It should be noted that this system is reliable message reception – there are no problems with synchronization or delays, all notices come instantly. The only annoying thing – some messages are not displayed in full, that is, the screen shows a smart watch part of it, and to be read as a whole, will have to get smart. It can also be a bit annoying inability to turn off some notifications – all or nothing.
Google Now: Android Wear news operating system
The screen also displays the hours of clever intuitive notifications from Google Now and Google Knowledge Graph. Sometimes they are very relevant and useful (for example, displays the weather for the week ahead, traffic jams, the results of the match of your favorite team), but any system is not perfect, so sometimes you have to “enjoy” and unnecessary notifications that you are absolutely uninteresting.
The user interface and management: Android Wear news operating system
Together with the latest update is appeared simultaneously with smart LG Watch Urbane hours in April 2015. The navigation and the use of steel in the order is a convenient and intuitive than with software Android Wear of the first generation.
There are several new menus, allowing you to quickly and easily run applications and services that you need most often. Access to the list of applications is carried out with just one touch of the screen or swipe right.
Turning to the list of applications, you can go to the list of contacts, making swipe left and already here to start typing an SMS or initiate a call on a smartphone. When typing a message you can just dictate it to select text from a list of templates and even draw smiles.
Voice control: Android Wear news operating system
A significant part of the manipulation with the smart clock can be made through the «OK Google» and another word of instructions. In terms of voice recognition, it works amazingly accurate, but there is the problem of the social plan – talking clock looks at least strange.
Apps for Android Wear news operating system
Apps for Android Wear divided into two categories: programs that are installed on your phone in any way affect the smart watches, as well as applications installed on the memory of the smart watch themselves.
Applications in hours and basic functions of the gadget are controlled by the host application Android Wear, installed on your mobile device.
Now available in hundreds of different applications for Android Wear, which can be found in Google Play, and this list will be regularly updated.
Wi-Fi on Android Wear news operating system
Wi-Fi support was added to the Android Wear recently, despite the fact that even the early models were smart hours with the necessary equipment.
The presence of Wi-Fi means that you do not have to rely on is not always stable Bluetooth for pairing with your smartphone.
Results: Android Wear news operating system
Ahead of Google’s more work, despite the fact that Android Wear news operating system there for almost a year. The potential of the platform is impressive, and run Android Wear can be a very powerful and feature-rich operating system for handheld devices.
Pros Android Wear news operating system:
- A wide range of devices on Android Wear;
- Ease of Google Now;
- Pleasant and intuitive interface;
- Expanding and developing new applications.
Cons Android Wear news operating system:
- Unwanted notice;
- Not optimized for low capacity batteries.