Android Wear was the direct bet Google made for the field of wearable technology. An operating system based on the familiar Android but lighter, a different appearance and destined to smartwatches. But we talk about an operating system with an early age on the market over a year old. But the truth is that it is becoming more noticeable.
Being such a young operating system, you must be receiving updates that improve performance and add new functionalities. We saw how it came to the first Lollipop 5.0.2 terminals and are now facing one of the most important leaps in evolution of Android Wear.
This new version is available and includes very interesting developments:
Display always on in applications. Thus it always be visible not only the wattch but also can continue to view any application you are running on your watch and want to stay. For example, a GPS telling you where to go get your route or where you can go looking at your speed and others.
New launcher and gestures to move around the watch without touching the screen. The aim of these gestures is for cases where we have one of the two hands full. With wrist gestures we can easily scroll through the screen.
Responds to messages with emojis drawing them on the screen. Now when you receive a message and slip to one side, the “Draw emoji” option appears.
Head-up notifications on your watch now. If you’re in an application, you receive notification appears to inform temporarily.
The Android Wear application now allows you to switch between watches without any problems. Interesting if you have more than one and you like to change everyday.
Change the size of the letters in the clock settings. Need larger letters that do not look good?, you can now.
Unlock pattern to access the device. When the clock detects that no one wears, it enables an unlock pattern in order to increase the security of your data.
And last but not least: it support WiFi. Thus, certain Android Wear watches without smartphone can connect to the Internet. This improves the scope and device. Not all watches are supported: Sony Smartwatch 3, LG Watch Urbane, Samsung Gear Live, Moto 360.
Without a doubt, it is one of the most anticipated updates to the Android Wear watches. Support internet is a great way to improve the scope and clock synchronization between your Android terminals.