04 April 2014

Android Wear


Over the past few weeks, in view of Baselworld, we have been looking carefully at the rich variety of wristwatches which in the near future will include the new smartwatches based on the Android Wear operating system.


The range by Android which to date has been known for smartphones and tablets will be expanded by the Android Wear programme for wearable devices in the future. The user guide specially designed for watches will be able to be operated by touching the screen and by direct speech functions. To develop the project further, Google is working with the South Korean electronic company, LG, amongst others. The LG G Watch will be compatible with a wide range of Android-based smartphones and, after Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 and the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition, is already the fourth device produced by this collaboration that will is planned to be presented in the second quarter of 2014. Likewise, Motorola’s new Moto 360 smartwatch based on Android Wear will be available from this summer on the American market in a variety of styles. The chief designer, Jim Wicks, has put a great deal of emphasis on the watch’s iconic design and high-quality materials.


There will be more about wristwatches in form no. 253. For the issue published on 8 April, we have spoken to various people, including Mark Braun who designed the new Metro model for Nomos Glashütte.


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