A beginner's guide to Android Wear OS and its comparison with Google Glass


Have you been following the news about Android Wear OS? Want to know more about the LG Watch and Moto 360 as Android Wear devices? Please read further to get information about Android Wear features, the brands Android Wear is likely to get associated with and difference between Android Wear and Google Glass.

We have been waiting for it for a while now and the news is finally official from the Android stable. The Android Wear OS is here! The device is made for smart watches right now and from the news on the market, Google is pushing hard to make it an important name as an accessory. There have been video releases from Android that highlight the interface to be provided. The initial reviews have been nothing short of stunning and many people are already looking out to the release dates.

To make it all the more exciting, companies like Motorola and LG have brought out their android driven smart watches and it does stack up a heavy punch. The first Android Wear product to be launched will be called the LG G watch and is expected in the second quarter of this year.

Likely features of Android Wear


Amongst all features, fitness and navigation are key features focussed on the smart watch. You would be able to get real time info about your speed, distance, timing and such on your watch. Nice addition for cyclists and runners. This internally means that the navigation on the device would be quite good. Here, the Android Wear scores points over the Google Glass.

You would also be able to use Google Now on the smart watch, give reminders and also get notifications about every app that you have installed on your phone. The voice search would also be available on this smart watch giving you the possibility of giving commands into your watch for certain tasks on your android phone. This is definitely bound to be exciting.

Android brand association


As explained already, many brands are looking at being a part of the excitement. Fashion brands like Fossil amongst others are in the race to collaborate. Moto 360 is a release put forward by Motorola that will be its smart watch. It is touted to be in the range of $250 already and people have raised eyebrows about it. It would almost be seen as a move forward from the Nexus 5 & Nexus 7. Android has always been a strong partner with its brands and the Android Wear OS seems like an arrow in the same direction. No questioning the fact those mobile manufacturers would be eyeing up a partnership on the OS. It is the future of the electronic accessory market and will have a huge say in each tech company's future growth. It pretty much explains how huge a role Google will play in the forward market with the launch of Android Wear OS.

Comparison with Google Glass


The simplest difference between Google Glass and Android Wear would be that Android wear is not a prototype. It is a complete and finished product. Plus, Android Wear has not limited itself in terms of interface and communication to the device – touch and sound are high in priority. Something that the Google glass lacks as of today.

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