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ANDROID WEAR
1
M. Kundalakesi, 2 P. Praveena, 3 M. Gokilamani
1
Assistant Professor, 2 III.M..sc (SS), 3 III.M.sc (SS)
1, 2, 3
Sri Krishna collage of arts and science
1, 2, 3
Coimbatore.
Abstract:Android wear is a variant of Google
which is intended for shrewd watches and
different wearables. By compairing with cell
telephones and other running Android
adaptation 4.3+, It incorporates innovation
and versatile alarms into a savvy frame an
element. It additionally have a capacity to
introduce the applications from Google Play
Store. This stage was declared on the year
2014 at walk eighteenth, alongside the
arrival of an engineer sneak peak.
Organizations,
for
example,
Motorola,Samsung, LG, HTC and Asus
have been declared as accomplices. On June
25th, 2014, at Google I/O, the Samsung
Gear Live and LG G Watch were propelled,
alongside further insights about Android
Wear. Motorola's Moto 360 was discharged
on September fifth, 2014. On December
tenth, 2014, a redesign began to reveal that,
among other new elements, included a
watch face API and changed the product to
be founded on Android 5.0 "Candy".
Shape and sorts of Android Wear–based
watches incorporates round, square and
rectangular-molded watch faces.
Dispatch gadgets incorporate Motorola
Moto 360, LG G Watch, Samsung Gear
Live, Asus Zen Watch, Sony Smart Watch
3, and LG G Watch R, Hardware fabricating
accomplices incorporates ASUS, Broadcom,
Fossil, HTC, Intel, LG, MediaTek,
Motorola, Qualcomm.and Samsug. Before
the end of 2014 or around six months after
the underlying discharge, Canalys gauges
that more than 720,000 Android Wear
shrewd watches were sent in 2014.
What can Android Wear do? Here's all the
best components clarified, with tips and trap.
Keywords: - [Android 5.0 "Lollipop", ]
1. INTRODUCTION
Beginning with your Android Wear
watch is simple. You should ensure you
have the most recent form of Google Play
Services then download the Android Wear
application from Google Play on to your
Android telephone, and match your
telephone to your new Android Wear watch.
Once that is done, visit your telephone
settings and give your watch consent to get
to your warnings. After you've permitted
access, everything that appears on your
telephone appears on your watch.
You can likewise set distinctive activities for
various voice charges utilizing settings as a
part of the Android Wear application. Other
application settings important incorporate
the capacity to quiet application notices,
shroud cards on darkened screen, and hush
associate telephone. Try to skim through all
of them when you have a possibility.
Note: Both the Android Wear application
and the Play Services overhaul will be made
accessible before the full dispatch on 7 July.
Likewise, Android Wear is intended to work
with Android telephones running 4.3 or
higher. In case you're not certain what
rendition of Android you have, visit
g.co/wearcheck on your telephone to check
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whether it's good with Android Wear.
Interface:
Android Wear looks a considerable
measure not the same as Android for cell
phones, in light of the fact that the interface
was planned particularly for wearable
gadgets. The working framework is worked
around smaller scale communications and is
intended to be glanceable.
Watchface:
You won't see a framework of
applications each time you look at your
watch but instead a principle watch face. It's
the principal thing you see before exploring
to different components covered inside of
the watch. In spite of the fact that Google
offers an assortment of watch appearances
for you to utilize (kind of like wallpaper),
producers can offer diverse specially crafted
watch faces for their watches too[1].
Context Stream:
You won't see a matrix of
applications each time you look at your
watch yet rather a fundamental watch face.
It's the main thing you see before exploring
to different components covered inside of
the watch. In spite of the fact that Google
offers an assortment of watch appearances
for you to utilize (kind of like wallpaper),
makers can offer diverse hand crafted watch
faces for their watches too[1].From the
watch face, you can get to something many
refer to as the swiping so as to set stream
upward. The stream demonstrates the
majority of your instructive cards like
notices from Google and outsider
applications. It is called connection stream
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since it's relevant. That implies, in the event
that you get a content from somebody, you
will see the sender's photograph behind the
content [1].
Notifications:
Most notifications appear as Google
Now-style cards in your stream, and you
can't re-organize them in the stream (other
than dismiss them). Some notifications
might also appear as notification stacks and
notification pages, because they are
enhanced for Android Wear.
Multiple notifications are grouped into
stacks, whereas notification pages are
simply notifications with further detail. You
can tap on a notification stack to view each
notification separately, and you can swipe
through notification pages to read your
entire notification in full over many pages.
Notifications sync between your companion
device (such as Android phone) and your
Android Wear watch.
Actions:
You can respond to notifications or
engage with cards in the stream using
actions. Actions get things done. If you have
an unread message, for instance, you can
touch the notification card and then tap the
reply action button to respond[2].
Search:
This feature is what makes Android
Wear really shine. Just say "OK Google"
from the watch face to perform all sorts of
things using your voice. You can search the
web, send a text message, leave a note, set
an alarm, and more. In addition, from this
screen, you can scroll through available
options. Keep scrolling to see settings and a
Start menu (which shows any installed
Android Wear apps).
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Google" - and then following up with
something like "remind me to...", "send text
message to", etc.
Just say aloud what you want to do, and
most of the time, a Google Now-like card
will appear on your display with related
options. It's easy.
Apps:
There aren't a lot of Android Wear
apps available at the moment. The operating
system is still new however, so we can cut
Google some slack.
A few of Google's own Android Wear apps
include Google Now, Google Hangouts,
Gmail, Google Keep, Google Maps, and
Google Calendar. As for third-party Android
Wear apps, the following apps were just
introduced at this year's I/O conference:
PayPal, Soundwave, Pinterest, Allthecooks,
Eat24, Lyft.
Keep checking back for updates. Pocket-lint
will add more notable Android Wear apps to
this list.
Features:
This is an overview of everything
you can do with Android Wear.
Before checking out all the features, just
remember Google wants you to use your
voice. You can complete practically any task
or access any feature by saying "OK
Productivity:
Android Wear helps you get things
done. You can use your watch to set
reminders, take notes, set alarms and timers,
use the stopwatch, check your schedule, and
control music, and more. Instructions for
each task are available here.
Communicate:
Android Wear lets you read and
reply to texts and messages. You can also
read and reply to emails, view incoming
calls, and send pre-written text messages if
you can’t answer an incoming call.
Instructions for each task are available.
Travel:
Android Wear helps you get around.
You can use it to hear turn-by-turn
navigation, bring up traffic information, find
a
place
or
business,
and
even check your flight or hotel reservations.
Instructions for each task are available here.
Answers
Because Android Wear is like
Google Now for your wrist, you can say
"OK Google" to ask quick questions. You
can then get quick responses in the form of
informational cards. You can get sports
scores and schedules, check the weather, see
the time in other time zones, translate words
or phrases, get calories counts, look up
words, check stocks, convert between units,
solve math problems, find out about events,
and look up random facts. Instructions for
each task are available here[2]
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Fitness:
Depending on your watch and its
hardware, Android Wear lets you track
fitness data. You can see how many steps
you take each day, set simple goals for steps,
and check your heart rate. Instructions for
each
task
are
available
here
Navigation:
Android Wear supports a plethora of
different gestures. Some of the gestures
listed below are standard ones Android
Wear developers have openly discussed in
developer advocate videos on YouTube
(there are likely even more gestures that
haven't been detailed yet). Keep in mind
third-party app developers must implement
specific Android Wear code for these
gestures to work with their apps [3].
General rule: The general for navigation in
Android Wear is...swipe left to go back, or
swipe right to go forward. When all else
fails, this gesture gets you where you want
to go.
Exit apps: When finished viewing an app
and its content on your Android Wear
device, you can exit the app with a quick
gesture. Just long press on the display. An
exit button then appear as an overlay above
the app. You must tap the exit button to
confirm.
Dismiss content (apps, notifications, and
actions): You can easily dismiss content -
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such as apps, notifications, or even an action
menu - by swiping the content away from
your view. Tap on the left side of the
display, and then pull to the right, and
release.
Access actions:
When viewing a notification or card,
you can easily access any related action. An
unread message notification, for instance,
would have a reply action available. To use
actions, tap on the right side of the
notification or card, then pull to the left, and
release. A separate screen (or actions menu)
should immediately appear with all of your
action options [4].
Access the context stream:
You can view all of your
notifications via informational cards in the
context stream. To access this stream, swipe
up from your watchface. Continuing to
swipe will reveal additional notifications
and cards.
Expand cards:
Sometimes cards are too long to read
in snippet view, especially on smaller
Android Wear screens. To view and read an
entire card in full (expand it), simply tap on
the card.
View multi-page notifications:
An app might sometimes push a
single notification to you with extra detail to
read. On Android Wear, this type of lengthy
notification won't expand in full but instead
lets you scroll through multiple pages. To
scroll through multii-page notifications, tap
on the notification and start swiping from
the right. Indicators at the bottom tell you
what page you're viewing.
View notification stacks:
An app might sometimes push
multiple notifications to you and display
them in a stack (aka group). To expand the
stack and see all of your notifications at
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once, tap the stack. You can then sift
through the notifications separately.
Send replies:
Android Wear offers the ability to
respond to messages/emails with your voice
or a selection of pre-set choices. Navigate to
the message, then access the action menu,
and select reply or quick reply. When
finished composing a reply, you must
confirm you want to send the message.
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View options:
Tap the watchface to view options,
including prompts of example voice
commands and simple tasks, touch
anywhere on the watchface. You can also
say "OK Google" to bring up a search
screen, and then scroll down from this
screen to see things like alarms, settings, and
installed apps.
Speak to view settings:
if your screen is dim, touch the
display to wake up the watch. From there,
say “OK Google" followed by “settings".
Dim the screen:
To dim your watch, put your palm
completely over the screen until it vibrates.
Extras:
The list below features additional
tips and tricks.
Change watchfaces: Android Wear lets you
change watchfaces. Just hold down on the
watch face, and then you'll be able to scroll
down to settings and choose "Change
watchface." Swipe left or right to view all
the available watchfaces on your watch.
When finished browsing, tap one to select
and set it.
Mute:
If you have notifications coming in
constantly and don't want to be bothered by
vibrations or sounds, you can mute your
watch. To do so, just swipe down while
you're on the watchface. Repeat the swipe to
unmute.
View battery percentage and date:
Wondering how much battery you
have left? Swipe down while you're on the
watchface to see your battery percentage and
the date. This gesture mutes your watch
however, so repeat to unmute.
Stop specific notifications:
You can stop specific apps from
showing up on your watch using the
Android Wear app. Go to settings, then
Mute app notifications, and tap the Plus
icon. You can then tap the app you want to
block.
Silence connected phone:
If you want your phone to stop
making sounds when your watch is
connected, open the Android Wear app and
go to settings. Tap the box next to “Silence
connected phone" - and you're done.
Start stopwatch:
You can start the stopwatch on your
watch from most screens. Just say “OK
Google, start stopwatch.
Weather:Widget Forecast Radar
[Price: Free with in app purchases]
First on our list is 1Weather. It’s already an
intensely popular and highly rated weather
application with a lot of functionality. It
does have Android Wear support. On
Android Wear you’ll be able to see the
current weather and weather forecast. It’s
not a lot yet but those who just need to
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quickly glance at the weather and don’t have
that functionality on their watch face could
find a use for this[5].
Aeris Wear Weather:
[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Those looking for a more serious weather
app for Android Wear may want to try out
Aeris. It’s a little more polished because it’s
made specifically for Android Wear devices.
You can see the current weather and
forecasts. If you fork out a couple of bucks,
you can get radar and customization options.
It’s about as complete of a weather
experience as you can get on a watch face
for
right
now.
Attopedia:
Attopedia is a Wikipedia app for
Android Wear. It allows you to search for
and then read things on Wikipedia. We
know that reading things off of a smartwatch
isn’t really preferable but the app is very
well designed to make it as easy as humanly
possible. It utilizes a slick organizational
structure where you can swipe between
sections of a Wikipedia page and then scroll
down for quick reference. It’s also totally
free which is a nice touch.
Duolingo:
Duolingo is a language learning
application that you can use on your phone,
tablet, and web to learn another language. It
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was among the first apps with Android Wear
support. You won’t get the full experience
but some peripheral things like flash cards
are available. It’s a nice little language game
you can play with yourself if you have a few
minutes and really everyone should learn a
second language. It’s good for your brain.
Evernote for Android Wear:
Well, Evernote has made every other
best Android apps list and you better believe
they figured out a way to make it on
Android Wear as well. Evernote for Android
Wear allows you to view notes on your
watch. This can be helpful for things like
grocery lists or work memos that you may
need to glance at quickly. You can also use
voice commands and dictate notes which are
then saved in Evernote which is arguably the
more useful function. Talking a quick into
your watch is wildly faster than pulling out
your phone, opening the app, opening a
note, and typing it out.
Find My Phone (Android Wear):
Wear Aware Phone Finder is pretty
much exactly what it sounds like. Using this
app, you can use your watch to make your
phone flip out with an alarm so you can find
it easier. The ability to do this is among the
most useful and unique things you can do
with a smartwatch and everyone should have
this app or an app just like it. The free
version lets you find your phone and your
watch will alert you when you’ve walked
away without your phone. If you buy it, you
can also make the flashlight turn on and off
and change your ringtone. It’s an essential
Android Wear app.
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Google Keep:
Google Keep is another note taking
option for Android Wear that’s pretty
decent. Much like Evernote you can view
and create notes on your Wear device.
Google Keep can also do some nifty hacks
with Wear to make your life easier. It’s free
and it’s a simple note taking app for those
who don’t need a lot of bells and whistles
[6].
IFTTT:
The famous command app has been
recently updated to include Android Wear
support. Just like on your Android devices,
you can create recipes to make your watch
do things when certain triggers happen. One
fun example is tapping to send a picture of
your GPS coordinates via email which can
be useful in emergency situations or if you
want to give someone directions to where
you’re at. Of all the apps of this list, IFTTT
may be the most useful for Android Wear.
iHeartRadio:
iHeartRadio
has
been
very
aggressive in getting itself on the latest
platforms including Chromecast, Android
TV, and Android Wear. It does come with
Android Wear integration and you can do
things like skip tracks and other minimal
controls while you’re listening to music. It’s
not a lot but it is more than most and
iHeartRadio is totally free to use as long as
you don’t mind the occasional ads. It’s a
solid all around app and even more so if
you’re into using the latest Android
platforms. We’ll put a bet down right now
that it’ll be a launch app on Android Auto as
well.
InstaWeather
for
Android
Wear:
InstaWeather for Android Wear is a
weather app for Android Wear that tries to
be an all-in-one solution. It shows you the
weather forecast, radar, and hour-by-hour
forecast. One of its more unique features is
the ability to send you notifications on Wear
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whenever rain or snow is close to you so
that you know it is coming. InstaWeather
also has about half a dozen watch faces so
you can keep up with the weather all the
time.
LookBehind
for
Android
Wear:
LookBehind is an application that
most people will probably never need but
one that a lot of people are going to want.
LookBehind allows you to see what your
camera sees on your smartwatch. It comes
with things like torch control so you can turn
the LED flash on your smartphone on if it’s
too dark. The idea is so you can use your
smartphone to see things you are having
problems seeing and can be useful for such
professions as plumbers looking into some
dark pipes or tech nerds looking into the
dark corners of their computer cases or
server rooms. It’s $0.99 which isn’t a bad
price[7].
Runtastic
Running
and
Fitness:
Undeniably one of the most common
and useful purposes for owning a
smartwatch is for fitness. Android Wear
already has a built in step counter but apps
like Runtastic add a lot more. You can see
how many calories you’ve burned, your
steps, your total distance, issue voice
commands, and plenty of other stuff. If
you’re an avid exerciser then you should
probably at least try this[8].
Sleep as Android:
Sleep as Android is an advanced
alarm clock app that allows you to track
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your sleeping patterns to help you get a
better night’s rest. It recently integrated
Android Wear into the main app and that
allows you to use your Wear device to
monitor your sleep along with your
smartphone to give a more detailed analysis
of your sleep. The app itself is very solid
with graphs, charts, and alarms to help you
sleep well as well as unique stuff like Philips
HUE smartlight integration.
REFERENCE
[1]https://developer.android.com/wear/index
.html
[2]http://www.sitepoint.com/hands-androidwear-developer-sdk/
[3]http://www.androidcentral.com/androidwear
[4] http://gizmodo.com/this-wildly-nerdyapp-gives-android-wear-watches
[5]http://www.gottabemobile.com/2014/12/1
0/android-wear-lollipop-update-release-datearrives
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[6]http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/googleandroid/3507296/google-android-wearrelease-date-smartwatches/
[7]http://www.android.com/intl/en_in/wear/i
ndex.html?utm_source=HA_search&utm_m
edium=text&utm_term=bkws&utm_campai
gn=launch-in
[8]https://play.google.com/store/apps/collect
ion/promotion_30008f2_io_android_wear?h
l=en