Google Play Services 7.3 allows more than one wearable to sync to your phone at the same time

Google Play Services 7.3 allows more than one wearable to sync to your phone at the same time
An upgrade to version 7.3 of Google Play Services is bringing with it some new features, including the ability to connect more than one Android Wear powered wearable to your Android phone at one time. If you own more than one Android Wear timepiece, you can now wear all of them at once (if you so desire) and pair all of them to your handset at the same time.

New APIs have been introduced, designed to send larger files and stream data between devices. It's good news for developers who can use the new Channel and Capability APIs to more easily move information between devices. Apps can now access real-time data from Google Fit more easily, allowing you to look at your connected watch or other devices, and see your step count up to the second. Developers will use the History API to arrange this capability. 

Google's developer blog is full of developer-speak. To make the changes easier to understand, the tech titan produced a video that explains the new capabilities in plain English. Just click on the video below.



source: AndroidDevelopers via AndroidAuthority

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6 Comments

1. w333.

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

Play Services is the best largest battery consumer !!! :(

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

You are right, my battery states shows they are have a high battery consumption rate next to the screen.

2. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Does this seem like a security flaw to anyone else? Multiple watches can now connect to one phone and you can soon do it through wifi. This seems like a huge security issue. Right? or am I wrong?

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Base on the above video, its just giving developer more API tools to work on. The risk remain the same whether its 1 device or 5 devices.

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

7.3 basically to enhance Android devices to better support Fitness kits. Pretty cool actually for end user! Its enable end user to extend their phone/tablet usability for a longer period which is against OEM interest of getting the user to buy their new phones and tablets to get better software support. Its Google way of getting updated services to end user directly and faster bypassing the need to wait for OEM.

6. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Fix all the freaking Google Play Service crashes first. Been months and nothing have been done.

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