With Android Wear basically being an extension of your Android smartphone on your wrist, the possibilities of integrated use cases are practically unlimited. While so far we have only been able to control the music or the video playback on the Android devices using the Wear line of devices, more and more apps are now finding their way to the Google Play Store as the sales of Android Wear watches go live across the world. In India, both the LG G Watch as well as the Samsung Gear Live are on sale, but the Play Store does not have them in inventory at the time of writing this article. We would hope the stocks would be replenished soon though.
Anyway, as the devices are gradually making their way to the customers, the developers are hard at work developing some really interesting stuff for Android Wear. One such application is called Wear Camera. You must install the application on your Android device from Google Play, we will provide the link below, and wait for it to sync over to the Watch via the Wear APKs. For this, you need to make sure, you have the Bluetooth on, on both the devices as well as having the latest Play Store updates.
Once the application is installed on both the devices, you can fire up the camera on the smartphone, directly from your Android Wear device. You will get the live feed of your camera on your watch with a latency of about 1/2 seconds. The feed is obviously pixelated given the small nature of the screen that Android Wear currently has. Tapping on the viewfinder feed on the watch will take the picture and long pressing will activate a 5 second timer. The app works perfectly well even if your Android smartphone screen is turned off, giving you a host of options in case you want to play the creep.
The app uses Bluetooth to establish a connection between the feed from the mobile camera and the watch, so there is only limited range within which you can use the app. There is also no way to record a video or take burst shots using the app on the phone, but the developer has promised more features in the future, and you would assume, these would be some of them. Overall, while we have not tested the app due to the absence of any Android Wear gear, the initial reports around the application have been largely positive and people have been satisfied with the potential that the app has shown. We are sure, more such apps will be added to the Play Store as the Android Wear becomes a mainstay.
Play Store: Download Wear Camera for free on Google Play Store here
Hat Tip: Android Police