In the first iteration, Google’s Android Put On software for computerised wrist watches is not a lot about innovation because it is an attempt at simplification. Obtainable in two smart watches out over the following week, Android Put On is quite limited with what it may do. Even last year’s smart watches do things that Android Put On cannot.
However, the new software will help rein inside a marketplace of confusion and encourage application designers to increase smart watch functionality and how they make mobile phones even wiser.
With watches created a few years ago, each producer managed to change Android in various ways. Thus, software creators ended up spending a lot of time and energy by giving a personal touch to the applications they came up with. It is not worth bothering since no watch has attracted the eye of to many purchasers. In order to solve the problem, the second generation of smart watches produced by Samsung and which was released in the month of April, functions of a system called Tizen and not on the famous and much used Android.
With Android Put On, software designers will not be required to rewrite applications whenever a new watch from Samsung comes out, or one produced by Sony or any other rival. Nobody needs to worry since there are definitely enough smart watch fans to lure both producers and designers.
Actually, designers must be dealing much easier with Android Put than with the Android phones, because the phone producers had managed to customise Android to such a degree that applications sometimes just refuse to work properly. There are way too many applications on phones and this can create a lot of confusion. In the case of smart watches, the producers will actually move forward and take the software Google provides for them and limit their personalization only to certain aspects such as hardware, various options for the faces of their watched and applications which will come as pre-installed.
I will dedicate more time and lines to the first couple of watches: Samsung $199 Gear Live produced by Samsung and sold at a price of 199 US dollars and G Watch manufactured by LG and put on sale for 229 US dollar. I have made use of both watches in order to verify Android Put On. The present review is about my little experiment.
Android Put On cannot function without a smartphone based on Android the 4.3 version or even later. That implies the Kat Package as well as the newer versions of Jelly Bean. For various reasons, lots of recent phones simply cannot be upgraded. The situation is the same with the iPhones belonging to Apple.
The accompanying phone does not need to be made by the same manufacturer as the watch itself. Thus, I was able to use a Motorola Talkabout launched in November, a Universe S III produced by Samsung and dating back from 2012 and a G3 belonging to LG with both watches.
After the up gradation of certain free of charge applications in the phone you possess, you need to proceed forward by creating the link between the timeline and your phone by making proper use of the Bluetooth application.
The watch can be voiced use in a similar manner with the iPhones produced by Apple, the Android manufactured phones and the Siri. You are given the possibility to scroll through a rather scarce menu containing functions, but unfortunately it is not very user friendly. The voice function can be activated by tapping the face of the watch or just by saying the magic words “OK, Google”. You can use the features of your watch to create your security settings, to mark dates on your calendar or just send a simple indication.
Unfortunately, neither you nor anyone else can make use of the watch as a speakerphone for calls, as it was the case with the previous smart watches produced by Samsung. But you may make calls or answer the ones which come in. The phone call still experiences the telephone, but that is not a serious problem for those who possess a Wireless headset.
You are able to send texts by dictating a note or using already inserted expressions like “Yes,” the antonymous ”No,” or the reassuring “On my way.” Nonetheless, you cannot incorporate your own prewritten response, as it was possible with the watches that Samsung has already launched on the market. Android Put On also allows you to receive emails and to browse through your Facebook notices. In order to check this feature, I sent myself a rough draft of the present story and I was very pleases when I could read everything right there on the screen of my watch. Moreover, the phone is equipped with a button that you are able to tap so as to open you messages on the spot.
These new watches may also monitor your everyday footsteps. These tasks as well as the clock features might definitely help when there is no phone around.
Android Put brought improvements to the navigation technologies. You no longer need your phone to check your destination and location especially when you are on a rush. You just have to check your wrist and there it is. Although the Smart Watch 2 produced by Sony has a map application, it does not function with Google.
The watches offer you various notices related to birthday dates, weather and even the scores of the teams you are a supporter of. The Android Put is there for you while jogging and warns you in case you have any idea of cheating your exercise routine.
It is true that all these can be done with the help of a phone, but Android Put is there on your writ to really help you. Be aware of the fact that you cannot abandon your phone and you should be warned that the voice recognition does not always function as it should have.
Android Put On is not yet the ultimate device to have but it has potential and I definitely believe that in a few years it will be the craze of the moment.