Android wear 2.0: An overview of all functions
13 June 2016 in General, operating systems, Google Android, Smartwatch, wearables | Caspar Hohrenk
Android wear is an operating system from Google, which was speciallydeveloped for use on Smartwatches.
Android wear is used on many so-called Smartwatches. The computer clocks are offered by manufacturers such as Huawei, LG, Motorola andASUS. Android wear is the currently most widely used operating system for Smartwatches. In addition to the creation of Google, there are similarly watches with an own OS from Samsung and Apple. The South Korean manufacturer Samsung opts for the in-house Tizen for his watches. Meanwhile the producer at his new ideas in the field of wearables except to its own eco system compatibility; the Samsung gear fit 2 already – addressed – as the name especially to athletes, can be addressedwith all popular Android smartphones. Apple’s Smartwatch with the good catchy name Apple Watch works only with iPhones.
It really does not look bad, the new clock from Apple. Watch, called simply, or Apple Watch – to be exact. And perhaps it is this name that makes it really special: reduced to the essentials. The name should say: “We have reinvented the watch, theonly true!” Beautiful and well, you can bind actually the Apple Watch around the arm – but: it’s really still a watch?
That does not slavishly must focus a Smartwatch on the traditional construction of clocks, shows this concept for a wearable by Microsoft. The “phone Designer” moved the display on the inside of your wrist, so that outside only the dial can be seen.
For each function an own device? A startup from the UK wants to make conclusion and put all features in a modular bracelet. Inspiration gets “Blocks” in Google.
The developers had the idea for the Smartwatch “Blocks” after the launch of Google’s “Project Ara”. This project started in the Group’s at Motorola’s Smartphone Division. ARA aims to build that user on the basis of modules can adapt to their needs a mobile phone. So, about battery, memory and processors are interchangeable. The first ARA model should be available by early 2015 for $ 50.
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On the occasion of the IFA, Sony shows now the third generation of its Smartwatch. CURVED editor Shu has looked at the Sony Smartwatch equipped well with Android wear up close and shows these in our Hands-On video, what except the time to display yet so can everything.
Swiss competition for the Apple Watch: A spokesman for Swatch according to NDTV gadgets, confirmed that the Swiss traditional company – bringing his first ownSmartwatch into the market in two to three months and so close to the release date of Apple Watch.
The future belongs to the wrist! It emerged even before the official launch of the Apple Watch. The Neptune Suite goes a step further and shows that in the future ofSmartwatches more of smartphones are no extension, but revolves around the relationship. However, there is a big hole, but the step might still leading the way.
A Smartwatch which has no Smartphone, would be big news more at the latest since the Samsung gear Skeine. The Neptune suite is the Smartwatch but the centralelement of a small ecosystem. The Smartphone and the Tablet are just stupid displays that show what Computes the brain. To join is still an HDMI dongle, which makes almost every screen to the playback device for the wearable, keyboard and headphones, the batteries at the same time by two of the other devices charges.
The good thing about Smartwatches is that they bring Smartphone features on the wrist. The not so good is that it is not always good – keyword: advertising. Tecsol software has set the goal to create the first advertising platform for Android wear. What is planning the software forge there is… well, a matter of taste.
HP calls the ladies Smartwatch simply according to their designer Isaac Mizrahi Smartwatch. The watch is different than the Apple Watch or models with Android wear by especially many games but should especially fashionable accents. With onlyone special feature, she settles from ordinary wristwatches.
Microsoft is actually working on an own Smartwatch and tested these apparently already some time ago in New York. Andru Edwards reported gear live, he was a prototype from Microsoft’s wearable take closer look at this a few months ago. Now, he revealed his impressions of the general public.