Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Android Wear and Moto 360 Announced

Google had previously stated that they would soon be adding wearable tech support for Android as a result of the wave of new wearable devices. Well, today, Google announced Android Wear, a platform specifically designed for wearable devices and to me, it looks like a winner.

So, the Android Wear platform is basically Google Now that runs on your wrist and delivers notifications. They have also previewed a video showing what could potentially be made using this technology.

Smartwatches based on Android Wear are compatible with any Android device running 4.3 or above but this is not tested and confirmed yet. I was hoping Google made it compatible for all devices 4.0 and above because so many devices are stuck on ICS or 4.1

Moto 360

In other but related news, Motorola have announced a new beautiful smartwatch that runs on the Android Wear platform and they too have created a video explaining the watch. 

Motorola have emphasized in the video that how previous wearable tech on the wrist had a rectangular display as standard but they want to change this. 

The Moto 360 is the best looking smartwatch till date according to me and it is very similar to a Triwa smartwatch concept showcased earlier, which you can see here.
Motorola blog post here.
Moto 360 video here.

Edit: The LG G Watch is the official partner of Google and it is officially announced. Read about it here.

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