Android Wear glitch forces apps to close unexpectedly

Android Wear glitch forces apps to close unexpectedly
Apparently, a glitch with the Android Wear platform is causing apps on smartwatches to close unexpectedly. Full screen fitness apps that collect data from the watches' accelerometer, are the ones that are likely to close without the user wanting to shut the app. The problem is that the watch is also trying to use data accumulated by the accelerometer, to update the pedometer step count.

There is a solution. The person who filed the issue has a workaround for developers, which requires them to follow certain instructions so that their apps won't open in the offending full screen mode. Adding the following directions will apparently block the new cards created from the pedometer step count, from shutting the app down.


The reason for the shutdown of the app has something to do with the watch sensing movement and wanting to add to the pedometer step count, causing a new info card to be shown on the home screen. This interrupts the full screen app and closes it. Surely an update will be sent out soon that will resolve this conflict. Until then, developers, you know exactly what to do.

source: Android via AndroidAuthority

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12 Comments

1. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Tizen looks better and better everyday

2. JMartin22

Posts: 2388; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

They'll push an update out. It's just a standard bug that comes with any new software that's being applied in a new way for the first time. I have no doubt the iTrolls from down the lane will be making a bigger deal out of it than they have to

3. JMartin22

Posts: 2388; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Smartwatches as a whole are just so novel. The only strength I see them excelling in is a fitness and lifestyle spectrum. That's just my take

4. AlikMalix unregistered

That's not a glitch.. that's how Android supposed to work... (sorry had to troll, for fun of course) But on a serious note: JMartin22 is actually correct, smartphones are kinda new, still, software glitches like that should be expected, even from Apple (and I'm an Apple fan). You can beta test, public test all you want - something is going to fall thru - they are very complex devices with even more complex software that are handled by many different departments of people. On top of that thousands of individuals are going to use each device differently and apply infinite of varieties of settings and apps - something is bound to not click right... But I wouldn't worry, updates for smartwaches dont have to go thru carriers - so quick fix should be done in a week or two. So basically not a big deal...

5. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Android doing what it does best. No surprises here. Samsung's Tizen is more smoother than Android Wear right now.

9. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Still better then no smartwatch :) I still remember how you use to call 'others' trolls whoever posts anything bad about Microsoft Mobile on their article. Now you're acting no different. Still its nothing like MS's infamous blue screen of death. In fact, it was so famous that MS decided to bring to its WP as well. :D

6. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Still prefer Tizen on smartwatches vs. Android Wear (more polished and whatnot). Gear S is sexy as well.

7. JMartin22

Posts: 2388; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Tizen could work actually, since there's no ecosystem that's established on any platform for wristwatches.

10. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

that, plus, Samsung changing their first galaxy gear watches over to tizen in an update probably gave it a bit of a leg up, wonder what percentage Tizen makes up of Smartwatch marketshare now? possibly a bit harder to find stats for this compared to a smartphone because people generally don't browse the web on their smartwatch display. (at least I hope not...)

8. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

Ok. Thats the work around for Android Wear. Now fix the Android Mobile glitch which has been there since the beginning. :D :D

11. luckybharwani

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

A true sign of android

12. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Lol android all over again

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