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Google’s smartwatch king has a 50-year vision for the future of Android Wear

Google’s smartwatch king has a 50-year vision for the future of Android Wear | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
The future of Google isn't in your phone — it's on your wrist.
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The key points of Google Smartwatch's Davd Singleton strategy : 

  • the problem that Smartwatches aim to solve: make everything in you pocket obsolete

 

  • The solution on the wrist delivers functionnalities that
  1. makes you interact with the world (IoT).
  2. provides you new "powers".
  3. provides you health applications.

 

  • Wearables like Smartwatches are bright agents that make the information finds you, what is a big shift compared to other screens.

 

  • Sales figures : Q4 2015, sales of Smartwatches overtook luxury watches for the first time : 8.1 millions to 7.9 millions (source : research company Strategy Analytics)
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The three faces of Android Wear, compared

The three faces of Android Wear, compared | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Google made much ado about the debut of Android Wear at its I/O conference keynote, and few would doubt that this is a potentially sea-changing move in
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see also http://mashable.com/2014/06/25/smartwatch-comparison/

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Android Wear smartwatches come to the iPhone

Android Wear smartwatches come to the iPhone | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
In a nondescript conference room at Google’s headquarters a few weeks ago, I paired my iPhone to a smartwatch running Android for the first time. I was there to ask Jeff Chang, the lead product...
Olivier Janin's insight:

Pairing and using an Android Wear Smartwatch on an iPhone ?

It is now possible. 

Noticeable change in the usual Apple wallet-garden biztech model but it keeps iPhone on a safe position, independant from Smartwatch market.

Yet, the features are not as performant as for an Apple Watch.

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Richard Platt's curator insight, September 2, 2015 2:23 PM

In a nondescript conference room at Google’s headquarters a few weeks ago, I paired my iPhone to a smartwatch running Android for the first time. I was there to ask Jeff Chang, the lead product manager for Wear, how he’d managed to get Android watches working with iOS and how much they could do with an iPhone. Then my first notification came in on my newly paired Huawei Watch and my carefully laid plans evaporated.    That’s how it goes with smartwatches. They’re meant to keep you from having to pull your phone out of your pocket. You’re supposed to glance at the notifications and smile inwardly, knowing that you can ignore that ping and focus on who you’re talking to. At their best, they do exactly that. At their worst, they derail a conversation.   They’re also still nascent. Very few people have had to bother grappling with the idea of notifications and computers on their wrists, because not all that many people are buying smartwatches. There’s a real sense that everybody’s waiting to see how things shake out, and I don’t blame them. Smartwatches aren’t really ready for everybody yet, not the way that smartphones are. But the smartphone comparison is apt: nothing drove innovation in that space faster than healthy competition between Apple and Google. If competition is what it takes to get smartwatches ready for the mainstream, even Apple Watch users should be glad about Android Wear coming to the iPhone.