- All you need to know about android wear 2.0
- What else to note…
All you need to know about android wear 2.0
If you’re an android user or are yet to decide between purchasing an Apple smartwatch aka iwatch or an android smartwatch, continue reading to discover all you need to know about android wear 2.0 update. After all, android wear 2.0 is set to be released in the coming weeks. So there’s no better time to educate yourself on the best of android wear 2.0’s new features!…Guide to best smartwatches of 2016.
\Android wear 2.0’s brand new features:
If you’ve found it difficult to tap out replies to your friend’s messages, using your smartwatch in the past, you may be pleased to read about the announcement of smart replies. Smart replies utilise Google Assistant in order to suggest the most likely replies, to messages which you’ve responded.
As an example, if a friend sends you a text message asking you whether you’d like to meet for dinner, smart replies may give you the option to decline or accept without having to physically write out a reply. As another example, if a friend texts you to say that they’ve arrived at a destination, you may be given options to say that you’re on your way or are running late. This improvement is a godsend for those of you with slightly bigger fingers, who find sending messages which their smartphone a hassle.
As another example, if a friend texts you to say that they’ve arrived at a destination, you may be given options to say that you’re on your way or are running late. This improvement is a godsend for those of you with slightly bigger fingers, who find sending messages which their smartphone a hassle.
If you receive frequent texts, you’ll now find that the oldest text messages on your smartwatch, will automatically be deleted, when your text storage limit has been reached. This is a particularly handy feature if you can’t be bothered going through and manually deleting text messages.
Android wear 2.0 has also improved its handwriting recognition software, so if you’ve given up on using android’s sketch function, you may want to give it another go. However, if you’re not a fan of the sketch function, don’t worry as android wear 2.0 will also feature a handy, long-awaited keyboard. Which will allow you to tap out text messages or reply to an email instead of having to physically sketch out a message.
Multi-touch support feature:
Better yet android wear 2.0’s multi-touch support feature, will ensure that the wrong keys aren’t accidentally selected when you choose to type with two fingers. Android wear 2.0 also features a smart dictionary, which will start to learn the names of your contacts.
New email features:
For those of you with multiple email accounts, you’ll also be able to combine your inboxes. This feature is especially useful for those who have a personal email account for communication with friends and family members as well as a business email address.
What else to note…
Bye Bye Together 🙁
It was recently announced that android Together watch face will be retired with the advent of android wear 2.0. The Together watch face allowed friends and family members to share items such as photos and sketches between their watch faces. However, there is talk that android may release a similar feature in the future. So if you’re a fan of the Together watch face, there’s no need to be overly concerned, just yet.
How will android wear 2.0 help you reach your fitness goals?
For the first time, android wear 2.0 will allow health-related apps to share information through android wear 2.0’s Google Fit framework.
So if you prefer to use Map My Run, in order to track your workouts and have another app installed in order to track the calories you consume, you won’t have any trouble gaining an overview of your health. As another example, android wear 2.0 will allow you to play music from your Spotify app directly from your Strava fitness app.
In some cases, your smartwatch will even be able to sense what activity you’re engaged in and will automatically open up a corresponding app. As an example, if you start cycling and you have the Strava app installed on your smart watch, it will automatically start recording your cycling information such as your speed and distance travelled.
As an example, if you start cycling and you have the Strava app installed on your smart watch, it will automatically start recording your cycling information such as your speed and distance travelled.
Which applications which are compatible with android wear 2.0?
Expect thousands of apps to be compatible with android wear 2.0. Whilst, the apps you can download on an android smart watch are essentially stripped down versions of the apps on your smartphone, some apps are optimised to be used on your smartphone. As an example, if you’re a fan of the popular music app Spotify lets you pause and skip songs that are playing on an external device such as your smartphone, using your smartwatch.
Better yet, for the first time ever, you won’t need to have your smartphone located nearby in order to use an app on your smartphone. As each app you download onto your smartphone is now a fully functioning, stand-alone app. So if you need to leave your phone attached to a wall charger, you can leave your phone at home and still be able to keep in touch with your family and friends via text and the social media apps, which you’ve downloaded.
If you’d like to be able to keep track of all your application notifications via your smartphone, you’ll also be pleased to hear that your watch face will now display notifications from all of your applications. Just like an Apple smart watch. This feature may be significant to those of you who have multiple social media applications such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Tinder installed on your smartphone and a smartwatch and want to be updated on your social networks, when your phone isn’t in your hand.
As an added improvement once you have android wear 2.0 downloaded on your smartwatch, you’ll find that your app notifications aren’t as oversized as they once were. So you watch face won’t look cluttered and you’ll still be able to tell the time when your app notifications pop up on your watch face.
If you’re sold on the idea of android wear 2.0, you can expect android wear 2.0 to roll out in fall, 2016. So you won’t have to wait a lengthy period in order to try out android wear 2.0 out for yourself!