Friday , June 22 2018

What is your ideal Android Wear device? Take our survey and build your own Watch

After a long long wait for the “Google” Android Wear devices to finally launch, I think it’s fair to say that a lot of people feel that Google might have missed the mark with both devices, not to mention the ludicrous lack of international availability. What can we do when faced with such adversity? An internet survey of course.

Before you scoff, at least consider this exercise: we’ve put together a Build Your Own Android Wear survey, letting you get behind the specs desk and tell us what you think makes the Ultimate Android Wear device. Once we’ve received all of your submissions, we will merge the crowd-sourced pool of watch awesomeness into the Ausdroid Watch 2017. Of course, unless someone loses their mind, we’re never going to be able to build this watch, but it’s nice to dream.

So take the survey, configure your ultimate Watch and let’s see what we get!

Duncan Jaffrey   Journalist

Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

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Ausdroid Reader

Need to have an option for longer than 5 days, not 2 days. :p

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Luke Vesty

Make it not look like a dorky gadget, make it thin, and make it last a week.

BanefulMaw
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BanefulMaw

Transflective displays like the one that is in the Sony smartwatch 3 is what I would like to see.

virduk
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virduk

Certainly for me long battery life is key, which is why I bought and use a Garmin GPS watch instead which has a week long battery life generally.

Ausdroid Reader

I’d have preferred to see an option for storage size as opposed to ram size. You don’t really multitask on a smartwatch so ram size is largely irrelevant. As smartwatches are heading towards the ‘go for a jog without your phone and Bluetooth music from your watch’ use case the storage space for a music collection e.t.c is more important. I’d like to start seeing smartwatches with 8gb as opposed to the usual 4gb.

Ausdroid Reader

Basically I want a pebble/Android wear device. Loooonnnnnggggggggg battery life, approx. 1 week but slimish device. So at the moment I’m limited to an e-ink display but hopefully in the future we can have it all, awesome screens, great battery life and slim devices!!!

Fred
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Fred

Show be the <$100 option that doesn't look mickey mouse.

Google should have bought pebble.

Catherine Edwards
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I’d want fabric watch bands as an option, as well as a microphone.

who
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who

I’d just like some variety in the market. They are all going for similar shape, size and features these days.

Where are thin dress style watches or high specced luxury watches. All we seem to get is fitness watches or watches that resemble a gshock but thicker.

Ausdroid Reader

Pebble went bankrupt, apparently people didn’t support this type of watch or pebble was poorly managed.

virduk
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virduk

It seems to be because fitness the main use case for smartwatches. Apple doubling down on fitness and health is evidence of that.

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