What is Android Wear

Many users have heard of Android Wear, but not so many know what the operating system which have many of the new devices wearables (android or Smartwatch, smart bracelet watches, smartbands, etc). We are going to tell you what it is and what is Android Wear. A brief guide for those users of watches smart or bracelets with this OS.

What is Android Wear?

Technology advances every day, and every day there are new devices on the market. Makes already some years appeared them Smartphones, then is popularized them tablets and ebooks, and now has arrived the time of the Smartwatch or the Smartband. The latter are best known for all, but add devices wearables, smart clocks can be found: bracelets, bangles, rings, buttons and smart clothes.

In March of the 2014, the company Google of which depends on the system operating Android, decided to give coverage to these devices with a system operating that are adjusted to them, this new platform is called Android Wear.

Simplifying, Android Wear is the new OS from Google for the physical devices, the so-called Wearable. Is based on Android and is presented as already have said previously in March of the 2014. Is a S.O adapted to the different devices smart that are appearing in the market, both for watches smart (SmartWatches), bracelets smart (SmartBand) or rings smart (SmartRings), as well as any other device Wearable that can go emerging and is compatible with Android.

The reason for this new system operating is it’s limit the system operating Android (make it more compact), removing some of its functions that are necessary in this type of portable devices. In other words, is an optimization of the S.O. Android for these new devices.

Another of the reasons indirect by which born this platform is give the possibility to them manufacturers of focus is in the creation of their articles and/or models (in the hardware). If the manufacturer already has a base platform they will not have to transfer resources from the manufacture of its models to the development of a whole platform of interactualidad, most applications.

Google does not allows the manufacturers to change the operating system (not the case with Android). With which the updates are always of the same Google and affect to all them wearables to the same time. We do not depend on manufacturer to wait for the update from Android Wear in the clock.

The companies that are betting for Android Wear are currently enough for their devices. Some of the companies that are with this platform are Sony, LG, Huawei, or Motorola, among others, with their watches Android (watches smart).

They are manufacturers who are clearly betting on Android, while others such as Samsung are the “hint” with its own operating system Tizen. A bet by having a control total of the device. An example in another technology section, we already had it in Nokia mobile phones, and that long term not turned out quite well.

Watches with Android Wear at this time:

  • 360 motorcycle (watch circular) ★★★★
  • Moto 2 360 generation ★★★★★
  • Bike 360 2 Sport ★★★★★
  • LG G Watch
  • LG G Watch R
  • LG G Watch Urbane ROUND ★★★★
  • LG G Watch Urbane 2v LTE ★★★★
  • Sony Smartwatch 3 ★★★★
  • Samsung Gear Live
  • Azus Zenwatch 1 ★★★
  • Azus Zenwatch 2 ★★★★
  • Huawei Watch ★★★★
  • Tag Heuer Connected
  • Casio WSD F10 (Unrated)
  • Fossil Q Founder (Unrated)

Compatible with Androidwatches: Pebble, Samsung Gear S2, Alcatel Onetouch Watch.