What is Android Wear?
Google’s next big step into the tech-gadget arena is marked by the Android wearable watches. The Android Wear may storm the market and reach the user’s hand eventually. To ensure the best possible use of the device, it is important to have the first-hand knowledge of using the gadget. Given below is a brief compilation of the ways to engage with the device.
Connecting the Android watch with the mobile device
To ride on the technological thrills of Android watch, the user has to pair it with his or her mobile phone. The user has to download the Android Wear app from Google play store. It is important to make sure the handset runs the Android 4.3 version or similar operating system.
Connecting the watch with charging dock turns on the watch. The language options that pop up enable the user to select the desired language. The watch indicates the user to install the Android wear on the mobile device. Bluetooth should be on and after passing through a set of procedures the watch is connected to the phone. The user needs to accept the passkey of both the devices to complete the link.
The standard Android applications are coded with Android wear functions. Consequently, the user might have to update eBay and Twitter. The user may tap the ‘Resync Apps’ option by going to the menu settings via the Android wear apps to counter any kind of setback.
How does it function?
Different kinds of cards are used deliver information on the watch screen. Swiping up and down by the fingers helps to manage these cards. Left side swipe presents additional details while a right swipe cancels the card. Similar cards won’t surface until a notification of that kind arrives. For instance, canceling an SMS card will detach SMS within the card stockpile until the user receives a different text.
There are many apps facilitating the user to respond to the watch and the phone. Composing an SMS response without removing the phone from the pocket is also possible. There is also an app helping the user to set a target every day and monitor the developments and success. Weather app provides information the present and future weather conditions. Placing the whole palm above the watch dims the screen taking the device to the minimal power mode.
Tips for the amateurs
Long pressing on the main screen changes the clock face and new faces are accessible via the settings menu. Going to the settings menu and scrolling to the “Always on Screen” option enables turning off the device screen by switching to the off mode. Google play store lets the user look for apps suitable for the watch device. There is also a compass app accessible by reaching the ‘Start’ option.