Wearables here, wearables there, look, wearables everywhere, but why?. That seems to be the question currently as some of the early movers in the world of wearables have failed magnanimously in bringing a device that is not only simple to operate but also something that would not overdo from what a smartwatch should ala Galaxy Gear. Thus, a lot of rebuilding of faith is in the hands of Google and Apple to come up with a device that not only would delight us but also would not make us feel like primitive humans again when it comes to learning to use one.
Google has been talking openly about bringing developers on board and its foray into the wearables world with partners like HTC, LG, Motorola etc. Keeping in sync with the promises, Google has announced Android Wear which is a platform that Google would be using in its wearables. Although the list of wearables start with smartwatch, Android wear will also be building blocks of several other gadgets in wearable category. Here is quick preview video of how Android Wear works, that Google has released. Just a warning though, if you do not like Google Now, you just may want to shut your eyes.
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Thank your lucky stars if you have held yourself back from investing into smartwatches so far. As tempting as it was to pick a Pebble just cause you could, Android Wear looks so much more promising. Just after Google announced Android Wear, two of its partners, LG as well as Motorola came out of their closet to show off the watch they are working on. These watches are not due until at least later this year, and although not much details were spilled, they do look incredible nice. In Motorola’s case, they did confirm the device will be called the Motorola 360 and would perhaps be the first round smartwatch.
The LG G watch is expected in next quarter and has a more subtle plastic squarish look as compared to Moto 360. The device would have an LCD display, though no confirmations were given about a potential Nexus smartwatch.
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