Earlier this month Google Android head Sundar pichai had announced that Google will launch Android for Wearbles. The day has arrived when Google has announced Android SDK for wearables called Android Wear. Android wear is specifically designed for smartwatches and wearables.
Android Wear can be used for various health and fitness bands, smartwatches, and other types of Wearable tech.
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Android wear is tightly integrated with ‘Google Now’ functionality. It will send notifications about email, text, remainders and other apps to the smartwatch. Wearables using Android wear can use ‘Ok Google’ to pop up personal assistant. You can give instructions like sending mail, checking scores, close an app and many more.
User can also check health and fitness related summaries right from smartwatch.
Google has also announced partnership with several consumer electronics manufacturers, including Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung; chip makers Broadcom, Imagination, Intel, Mediatek and Qualcomm; and fashion brands like the Fossil Group to bring you watches powered by Android Wear later this year.
Developers can download a Developer Preview so that they can tailor existing app notifications for watches powered by Android Wear.
Google has also launched a fancy trailer of Smarttwatch featuring Android Wear.
According to a blogpost by Google:
- Useful information when you need it most. Android Wear shows you info and suggestions you need, right when you need them. The wide variety of Android applications means you’ll receive the latest posts and updates from your favorite social apps, chats from your preferred messaging apps, notifications from shopping, news and photography apps, and more.
- Straight answers to spoken questions. Just say “Ok Google” to ask questions, like how many calories are in an avocado, what time your flight leaves, and the score of the game. Or say “Ok Google” to get stuff done, like calling a taxi, sending a text, making a restaurant reservation or setting an alarm.
- The ability to better monitor your health and fitness. Hit your exercise goals with reminders and fitness summaries from Android Wear. Your favorite fitness apps can give you real-time speed, distance and time information on your wrist for your run, cycle or walk.
- Your key to a multiscreen world. Android Wear lets you access and control other devices from your wrist. Just say “Ok Google” to fire up a music playlist on your phone, or cast your favorite movie to your TV. There’s a lot of possibilities here so we’re eager to see what developers build.
So what do you think of Android Wear?