Android wear update

Discussion in 'Android Watches' started by bkdodger, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. bkdodger

    bkdodger Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    7,665
    Likes Received:
    4,007
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Staten Island, New York
    Ratings:
    +4,289
    Current Phone Model:
    Nexus 6
    #1 bkdodger, Apr 22, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2015
    • Like Like x 3
  2. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,531
    Likes Received:
    7,090
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,437
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    Thank you sir!

    Aside from this main screen when you first update, the main screen of the app looks slightly different and the settings menu for the watch seems to have been compacted a bit.

    Haven't noticed anything much different on the watch yet this morning, but I just installed this update. Looking forward to playing with it throughout the day.

    No wifi on the G watch, so I won't be able to test that functionality.
     
  3. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,531
    Likes Received:
    7,090
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,437
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    Can't seem to get the flick of the worst to switch cards to work.

    Sent from my Note 4
     
  4. PereDroid

    PereDroid DF News Team Reporter

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,521
    Likes Received:
    3,325
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Ratings:
    +3,902
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Turbo 2
    I downloaded this and before I could even install it, my phone told me there was an update for Android Wear. Installed.
    A couple things:
    - The phone asks right away if you want to use Fit, as shown in the attachment in the OP. Could this be the thing we've wanted re: turning off Fit completely to use NO battery? Let's see if it uses any battery life.
    - As for the Watch using WiFi, one question many have asked, do both devices need to be on the same Wifi? Answer: No. It somehow synchs through Google servers to keep the devices connected. Pretty amazing if it works well. Will it really be fast enough if my phone gets a call from one place to tell me on my Watch over wifi if my watch is somewhere else? I turned this on but as we know, our watches don't support it (G WATCH).
    - More granular control over Calendar notices sent to watch. Pretty cool.
    - Much better tutorial. I thought it was neat if showed a watch that looks like my G in the tutorial. Curious if they are all square or if it will show a round one for a 360 owner.
    - The Football score in the tutorial? 80-78? Wow! Like to see that game! :D
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. PereDroid

    PereDroid DF News Team Reporter

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,521
    Likes Received:
    3,325
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Ratings:
    +3,902
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Turbo 2
    Oops. Be careful playing with the Cloud feature. When I turned mine off:
    IMG_20150422_145558560.jpg

    I will say, setting up the Watch is much nicer now. It comes up on the phone and says: SYNCHING YOUR APPS, instead of "secretly" doing it in the background...
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  6. PereDroid

    PereDroid DF News Team Reporter

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,521
    Likes Received:
    3,325
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Ratings:
    +3,902
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Turbo 2
    I'm thinking we need an update from LG for that to work.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,531
    Likes Received:
    7,090
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,437
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    Must be. Seems like a real chicken before the egg and horse before the cart situation.

    I know that Google has stated that wifi won't work until the manufacturers unlock it with software, so I guess it would make sense that this could be the same, even though it already reacts to tilt to wake if you've got it enabled.

    I'm also not seeing the ability to draw emoji, so basically we got a more Materialized AW app on our phones with slightly different menu options at this point.
     
  8. mountainbikermark

    mountainbikermark Super Moderator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    7,455
    Likes Received:
    3,886
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Ratings:
    +4,348
    If you are familiar with Splashtop remotely connecting your mobile device to your desktop, it's the same thing. You connect remotely by turning on the app, it connects to the Google server and passes through on the way to/from the device and desktop. It was a must have app when I used to have an iPad and wanted to do anything more task intensive than checking my email, playing games, etc.
    The only caveat is both will need to be connected to some sort of Wi-Fi (or data network) and powered on.
     
  9. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    11,326
    Likes Received:
    7,084
    Trophy Points:
    1,863
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +7,594
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Droid Z Force
    I'm thinking that Google just opened the door with AW for our watches to do more. And now we all need watch OS updates to use those new doorways. Seems that way at least.
     
  10. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    11,326
    Likes Received:
    7,084
    Trophy Points:
    1,863
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +7,594
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Droid Z Force
    And that's why I am not too worried about not having WiFi on my watch. Its cool that Google is enhancing AW, sounds great to me. Keep the updates coming. But I doubt I would ever use it even if I had it. Where I work= no WiFi. So there are 10 hours a day I couldn't use it. Walk with kids & dog every day after work, have the phone with me anyhow for emergencies (and I don't want my watch scanning neighbors houses for unsecured WiFi). So that leaves home WiFi. If I am at home I have to try hard to disconnect phone & watch now....mine stay connected way more than 35 feet away. Its a great feature, just not sure that I would even use it.
     
  11. mountainbikermark

    mountainbikermark Super Moderator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    7,455
    Likes Received:
    3,886
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Ratings:
    +4,348
    I hear ya . I don't religiously put my S on Remote Connect before leaving my phone behind but it's nice to have. I actually turned it off of auto remotely connect because it got annoying getting notifications all the time. Kayaking season is back. Fishing season is back.
    Constant connection with my phone season is over.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    11,326
    Likes Received:
    7,084
    Trophy Points:
    1,863
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +7,594
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Droid Z Force
    But your watch has its own Sim card / network connectivity right? So you don't have to be connected to WiFi to stay synced....correct? That's the limitation of a WiFi connection in my mind. If I am out fishing and have no WiFi and left my phone at home....then my watch is still just a watch.
     
Search tags for this page

android wear update

,

news