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Android Wear, a new Smartwatch platform has been launched by Google that can be used into wearable devices by users. LG G Watch is the first device that will launch next quarter based on the new platform. This device comes with key features of the Android UI extension that consist of always-on voice commands, responding to the now-familiar “Ok Google.”
According to Google, Android Wear is beginning with watches, but it also extends to other wearables as. In many ways, it is created to be a Google Now extension available with timely updates and suggestions provided as and when you need the most. One of the best things about this Smartwatch is it answers spoken questions directly due to its “Ok Google” command. Many things users can ask for add such as making reservations, flight times, sending texts, etc.
With this Smartwatch, Google also focuses on health and fitness through application along notices and timely contextual information. This platform also concentrates on multi-screen control that allows issuing commands to your wrist to manage apps on connected devices. Android Wear is launched by LG with its G Watch that is supposed to launch next quarter.
Other than LG, Motorola is also key launch partner, launches its Moto 360 with different OEMs. Google is going to launch a preview SDK for Android developers that help them to create extensions to existing smartphone Android apps easily and can work well with Android Wear rather than to build standalone apps. Motorola, Samsung, Asus, HTC, Fossil and more are other early hardware partners.
An emulator is included in the preview SDK that shows how their notifications will look on an Android Wear device of different shapes. Additionally, APIs are also available for customizing notifications to receive voice replies, additional page content, notification, and so on. We all know that Google always go with Android and the execution as it stands looks fabulous on Google Now features. However, one can have to focus on extending instead of replacing the smartphone experience.
Pebble also takes this approach with its heavily notification-based Smartwatch platform and some different efforts like the Sony Smartwatch and Smartwatch 2 that haven’t operated to real-time information and updates and other approaches that focused on watch-specific standalone software. We are looking at Google at this stage and going to identify its limits with wearables. So, let’s wait and watch the first generation of Android Wear hardware by Google.