Android, in the present day scenario, isn't just limited to the phone that you carry around with you all the time. In fact, it has made a distinctive move from being stuck to the mobile platform, and on to your wrist. Hence the introduction of the Android Wear platform.
It hasn't been long since Google announced that Android Wear platform. At that time, the company also revealed that Android Wear will "extend" the mobile OS to smartwatches (for the time being), and to other similar wearables in the future.
In case you haven't really been reading up or following up on the platform, in short, Android Wear enables notifications from smartphones to appear on new watches (like the LG G Watch). This allows users to interact with those notifications using voice or swipe gestures.
"We've barely scratched the surface of what's possible with mobile technology. That's why we're so excited about wearables-they understand the context of the world around you, and you can interact with them simply and efficiently, with just a glance or a spoken word," the official post for the same states.
The smartwatch business is comparatively new, as well. At the present time, the market is still in its infant stages and there is no smartwatch that truly stands above the rest. However, with the Android Wear platform now among us, expect the industry to spread out like never before.
But how exactly does the Android Wear work out for users? What are its top features that are most essential going forward? We take a look at the top 5 features of the Android Wear platform.
Android Wear Features: Sleep Tracking
If you thought you could abuse, bypass and sleep past your morning alarm, try doing the same with vibrating alarm clock on your wrist. While the feature isn't anything new and was anyway present on the Pebble smartwatch, but with a new interface backing it up, expect more new things on the radar. And you'll also be happy to know that there are a host of apps that you assist you in the functionality.
Android Wear Features: Seamless Google Now
With the Android Wear platform on your wrist, just say "Ok Google" to ask a variety of questions. In fact, just ask whatever's in your mind and the interface will make sure all your queries are taken care of. You can also say "Ok Google" to get things done, like calling a taxi, sending a text, making a restaurant reservation or setting an alarm.
Android Wear Features: Control Other Devices
In case you didn't know by now, Android Wear lets you access and control other devices from your wrist. Again, you just need to say "Ok Google" to fire up a music playlist on your phone, or even watch your favorite movie ported to the TV.
Android Wear Features: Tracking Your Health
All of us do whatever we can to take care of our health. And that includes maintaining a fixed diet or regime to see that you stay in shape. Now expect the Android Wear to assist you in all things concerned to your health and well being. Your favorite fitness apps can give you real-time speed, distance and time information on your wrist for your run, cycle or walk.
Android Wear Features: Everything Else Related to Life
Expect Android Wear to always be at your side at all times. The platform makes sure you are always open to new information all the time. And with a wide variety of of Android applications at your disposal, expect to receive the latest posts and updates straight to your wrist.