Sunday, March 1, 2015
Android Wear has a device for just about everyone, with watches that range from traditional and round, to sporty and square. Throw in custom watch faces and apps that accentuate your style and you’ve got countless ways to express who you are, right on your wrist.
Today, there are now even more ways to show people what you’re about, including a new batch of apps, a growing ecosystem of partners, and new watches coming from LG and Huawei.
All kinds of apps for all kinds of interests
Life is about doing, not just viewing, and with Android Wear there are now thousands of feature-rich apps for nearly any activity.
Android Wear makes your everyday life easier. Why dig around your purse or pocket to answer a call when you can see (and ignore) the caller directly from your wrist? ;-) And why interrupt a perfectly good conversation when you can just glance at your watch for updates? Many apps on Google Play include these Android Wear notifications, so you can stay connected and stay present.
Whatever you’re into, and whatever you’re up for, you’re bound to find an app that fits your wrist. Browse any one of our hand-picked collections on Google Play—including Health & Fitness, Travel & Local, Communication, and Watch Faces—and try one on for size. And if you’re a developer, keep taking advantage of the flexibility of Android Wear to build more awesome apps.
More watches, more choices
Making an Android Wear device your own is made possible by an amazing community of partners—from manufacturers like ASUS, HTC, LG, Motorola, Samsung, and Sony, to chip makers like Broadcom, Intel, Mediatek, MIPS, and Qualcomm, to fashion brands like Fossil.
The ASUS ZenWatch, which went on sale in November, recently won an iF Product Design Award - congratulations ASUS. Sony just announced swappable metal, brown leather, and black leather straps for the SmartWatch 3. In March, Motorola will introduce the ability to design your own personal Moto 360 using their Moto Maker design studio. LG recently announced their latest watch, the LG Watch Urbane, the first all metal luxury Android Wear watch.
And just today, Huawei announced the Huawei Watch, featuring a beautiful 286 ppi circular AMOLED display.
So choose your favorite watch, add a beautiful watch face, install a great app, and voila. Dress code: wear what you want.
Posted by Jeff Chang, Senior Product Manager, Android Wear