When you buy a watch you want it to tell you the time. So most Android Wear watches include an always-on screen—no tapping, twisting or shaking required to see what time it is. Now Google is expanding this option to apps too, in order to them can stay visible as long as you need them, instead of disappearing when you drop your arm. In either case the screen is only full color when you’re actively looking at it saving your battery life.
With GPS and offline music support, you can already leave your phone at home, then go jogging and jamming like normal. Now Android Wear supports watches with built-in Wi-Fi. As long as your watch is connected to a Wi-Fi network, and your phone has a data connection (wherever it is), you’ll be able to get notifications, send messages, and use all your favorite apps. And if you really do forget your phone, you can always ask your watch where it is.
- to check your news and notifications just flick your wrist to scroll through the stream.
- you’ll be able to start apps and send messages immediately.
- you can draw hundreds of different emojis, directly on the watch screen send it via message or text.
These updates are coming to all seven Android Wear watches over the next few weeks, starting with the new LG Watch Urbane.