Android Wear: Check All Latest Devices

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Goggle I/O 2014, technically the biggest tech show for all things Google and Android has come and gone. And on it’s wake, it has left us a slew of software features supported by some able performing hardware too. Today we take a look at one of the most interesting of those software releases namely Android Wear Android-Wear-features

What is Android Wear?

We have all heard of Android. Seen what it is capable of. in 2013, Google launched Google Glass and the explorers programme. Many of us are familiar with Google Glass and it’s uses. For those unfamiliar with it here is a YouTube video on how Google Glass essentially works.

This was essentially Google’s first foray into wearable technology. After that we have Android Wear,as a branch of Android running essentially Google Now, Google’s take on the intelligent voice assistant.

Google Now and Android Wear: A Marriage made in Heaven

Android Wear is designed to run on wearable like Google Glass, smart watches and perhaps even smart clothes someday. And so that it provides a distraction free fluid user experience, Google has chosen to go for the card based UI of Google Now.  the aim is to provide the ability to supply information just when you need it.

Now we take a look at the feature set of  Android Wear:

  • Notification Hub: Displays all notifications on the watch
  • Card UI: Provides a card like swipeable interface through which you can interact with the notifications.
  • Google Health: Access to pedometer and other sensors on-board (eg: heart rate sensor)
  • Voice Commands: Google Now in conjunction with Google Voice Search can be used to execute voice commands and give replies to messages by vice typing
  • Navigation: Turn by turn navigation is also available.
  • Bluetooth LE connectivity
  • Customized Watch Faces

 The OEM Partners and the Hardware


All of the above companies are slated to bring in various Android Wear products as this new rend in the world of technology catches on.

For now we look a quick look at the three smartwatches that have been released so far:

Lg G Watch:



  • OS: Android Wear
  • Screen: 1.65” 280 x 280 IPS LCD
  • Dimensions 37.9 x 46.5 x 9.95 mm
  • Weight: 63 g
  • Battery: 400 mAh
  • Processor: CPU 1.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 200
  • Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy
  • Memory: 4 GB internal storage with 512 MB RAM
  • Ports and Connectors: USB (pogo pin) on G Watch, Micro USB on Charging Cradle
  • Sensors: 9 Axis (Accelerometer/Compass/Gyro)

Hands on video of the LG G Watch

Samsung Gear Live



  • OS: Android Wear
  • Screen: 1.63” 320 x 320 SuperAMOLED (278 pp
  • Weight: 59 g
  • Battery: 300 mAh, 1 day use
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz
  • Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy
  • Memory: 4 GB internal storage with 512 MB RAM
  • Ports and Connectors: USB (pogo pin)
  • Sensors: Accelerometer,Digital compass,Gyroscope,Heart rate monitor

Hands on video of the Samsung Gear Live:

Moto 360:



Arguably the best looking of the three smartwatches released so far we do not yet have final knowledge of production hardware of the Moto 360. However we can expect it to pack the usual bevy of features found in the other Android Wear watches.

So which one of these catches your fancy? Drop us a line in the comments below if you have any questions and I’ll try to answer all your Android Wear related queries.

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