The recent 5.1.1 update opened up a lot of new functions and features on the Android Wear platform. Wrist flick gestures to view cards without swiping, Wi-Fi (on compatible hardware) and of course the Always-on screen for apps. Google has this morning shown of a selection of Android Wear apps which feature the Always-on screen.
The Always-on screen lets you do a number of things without having to resort to pulling out your phone. Even after it dims, the muted display retains information that you can still read which Google points out saves on battery and avoids having you twist your arm to wake the display.
Google has concentrated on three main areas in their post- Fitness, Productivity and Travel:
Paired with the recent announcement of more Android Wear watch faces, this focus on Android Wear shows Google is trying to push focus on the platform. The apps are varied and though you won’t have cause to use some of the apps regularly, it’s good to see a number of big name companies behind Android Wear too.
What’s your favourite Android Wear app?