We are not far from the day when each smartphone will be complimented by a smartwatch on the user's wrist. Sure, the technology is still in its nascent stages, but i won't be long before the smartwatch market experiences similar growth and boom as that of the smartwatches.
While users are patiently waiting to own a unit (that looks so much like a brand new Rolex from a distance), reports are claiming that the maker is set to release the smartwatch with metal and gold bands. Needless to say, Motorola doesn't only want to offer you are great smartwatch, but once that also looks good on your wrist.
But before the Moto 360 goes more global, and before you actually by a unit for yourself, we feel that you should read up on a few tips and tricks to make your overall experience even better. Hence, here are the top 5 tips and tricks to know for the new Moto 360 smartwatch.
Monitor Smartwatch Battery Life
The battery embedded with the new Moto 360 has been subjected to mixed reactions in the past. However, the battery has still managed to offer the amount of support that's expected from it. But you can still monitor the battery usage of the smartwatch on your handset. Just install the Motorola Connect app and pair it with your watch.
Block Selected Apps From Showing Notifications
If you get notifications on your phone that you don't want to see on your watch, you can stop specific apps from showing up on your watch. To do that, head over to the Android Wear app on your phone, open the settings options, touch Mute app notifications, touch the Plus icon and the app that you want to block.
Dim the Smartwatch Screen
There will be times when you feel that the brightness level on your wearable is more tha it should be. In that instance, to quickly dim your screen, just put your palm completely over the screen until it vibrates.
There are many among us who don't really treat security with the importance that it deserves. Mainly because we are above the two extra seconds that you require to place a pin or a lock pattern. However, with the smartwatch on your wrist, there is now a smart option where your phone will take the decision. Get the Delayed Lock app, check "Delayed Lock enabled", check "Admin permission granted" and select "Activate" on the next screen, and later pair the wearable to it.
Speak to Your Smartwatch
You can see a menu of simple tasks on your watch, and anything in this list can also be said aloud. Similar to the way you can dim the smartwatch on your wrist by placing your hand over it, just say "Ok Google" or touch anywhere on the background of the screen and you'll see a white screen with a red "g". Later, touch again anywhere on the screen to see a menu of things you can do.