Android Wear walkthrough


Smartwatches are nothing new, but with the birth of Android Wear, they are likely to finally take off since it was created by Google and should get a lot of developer support. It’s a simple interface, yet very powerful. It’s all about getting relevant information and acting on it without the need to whip out your phone.

Android Wear is at it’s infancy, but you can already do a lot. You can see the weather, set timers, get navigation instructions, and so much more. You can even reply to text messages and emails, not to mention pause or skip tracks while casting your music.

One of the best features of Android Wear is that it will be consistent across all devices. So whether you pick up the LG G Watch, the Samsung Gear Live, the Moto 360, or something else in the future, the interface will work the same.

In this video, I will show you what Android Wear can do for you, as well as dive into the settings that are both on the Android Wear device and on the companion app for your Android Smartphone.

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About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • Ed Caggiani

    Nice overview, Rob! I have the watch and I learned something new (I didn’t notice the apps, like compass and Keep in the long menu) :-)

    • http://1 Robert Nazarian

      HaHa, there is always something new to learn in the world of Android!!

  • Jeff Penver

    Good to finally see it all demonstrated. I’m waiting for the moto360 though.