A lot of people are still skeptical of Android Wear and what it offers to users, but like so many other technological advances; once you’ve had it, its very difficult to go backwards. Personally I have multiple email accounts, several chat medium, pushbullet, pushover and social media setup on my phone. Android Wear allows me to quickly and discretely check (particularly in meetings) check what that last notification that came through was without having to get my phone out, extending my phone battery life by about 10% by adding the device to my list of toys.
It’s a first generation device, but the Samsung Gear Live made a big splash when Android Wear first came to be post Google I/O last year. Our review was very positive with some constructive criticism of the device. Since then, there has been an update to Android Wear allowing the devices to independently (of the linked mobile device) connect to Wifi to continue providing you with the connectivity you expect from your Android Wear Device.
Here’s the kicker: You can pick one up in Black at Officeworks for AU$166 which is over $80 below the price from less than 12 months ago.
If you’re uncertain about Android Wear in any way but really want to give it a crack, this may be the perfect time to jump onboard.