I'm not a gadget person, but I see watches as a natural extension for technology. Many people already wear or grew up wearing a watch. Many are willing to spend a lot of money on watches as jewelry, as a show of wealth or just for fun. The watch doesn't get in the way, it's just there. I don't have to get it out of my pocket or purse. The G Watch doesn't buzz or ring, it lightly vibrates when it wants my attention, and I like that. It's polite.
There are many apps that interact with a large offering of Android watches, (Check out Google's Android Wear page for all the options) but I keep it pretty simple. The commands I use most often are:
- "Navigate to..." Trader Joe's, Target, Anne's Home, you name it - I prefer this to looking at my phone and
- "Text..." Any of my contacts - It's best for quick texts, because I find it misunderstands me more than my phone's voice commands. So I save it for "Text Anne... On my way", "Running late", etc.
- "Set alarm for..." 1 hour, 6:45am -
I also like how I can quickly see my incoming texts and emails, without really interrupting what I'm doing. However, it is not the place to read through existing or old messages. Here is a comprehensive video from Phandroid. Just a few things you can do with your Android Wearable: