Based on the recent reports, Google launches interactive watch faces with Android Wear 1.3 update which is expected later this year. The upgrade promises interesting features that will make the smartwatch easier to use and will reduce users’ dependence on their smartphones.
Smartwatches are very popular even though some people could argue they are rather useless considering that they still request users to access their smartphones for whatever tasks they may want to carry out. Luckily, things are about to change with the new upgrade that Google is preparing for its wearables.
To give you a hint, developers claim, the new interactive faces will display apps on the smart watch as tiny pebbles that may be accessed with a single touch of the screen. When pushed, the icon of the app becomes larger showcasing the information that the user is interested in.
This particular watch face is called Bits, but developers claim smartphone customers have many more versions to choose from. UnderArmour has also developed their fitness-oriented interactive face which provides users with caloric-related details. They can, thus keep track of the steps they make, the calories they burn and other sports activities they get involved in.
Moreover, the Together face lets customers exchange emoji and images with their friends without login into their smartphones.
Google has further stated that these wearable faces will only be compatible with Android Wear 1.3, but additional updates could expand their availability to other operating systems, as well. So far, developers have prepared 21 interactive watch faces, but their number is expected to grow rapidly, given that many tech companies have declared themselves interested.
The handing of app production to third-party companies has proven itself useful in the case of Android-based smartphones, so Google is adopting the same technique for the wearables department, as well. Tech analysts think the decision is very wise as customers will, thus, benefit of free online programs and the overall functioning of the smartwatch will be improved.
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