At its annual I/O Developer Conference held last month, Google introduced its Android Wear, a latest version of a renowned open-source operating system, devised specifically for wearables, such as Samsung Gear and LG G Watch smartwatches. Connecting such kind of devices to Android phones is, just as always, a companion app, that Google has launched.
Using the app, Android Wear, the users can easily manage their wearable devices, that allows them to modify the preferences for voice commands (which plays a significant role in Android Wear user experience), adjust notification settings (which, is also an important characteristic for the platform), and to configure devices from the ease of their Android phones.
Furthermore, developer support can both make or break Android Wear, and so, in order to demonstrate compatible apps, Google has brought in an Apps on Google Play specifically for the Android Wear section. Currently, it lists only 20 offerings, and the most distinguished are the ones being pushed online by the likes of American Airlines, Maps and Pinterest.
The approach of other developers on Android Wear bandwagon would be interesting, because there are only a few meaningful apps available right now. Moreover, how the developers would leverage what this platform offers is yet to forsee.
As of now, the Android Wear (companion app) can be downloaded from Google Play.