Google updates Android Wear with support for interactive watch faces

Google updates Android Wear with support for interactive watch faces
Google today announced a new feature of Android Wear: interactive watch faces, which can be enabled following an update that's going to be available to "all Android Wear watches in the coming weeks." As the name suggests, interactive faces bring more life to your Android Wear smartwatch, and more ways to interact with it.

Right now, there are only three interactive watch faces available: Bits, Together, and Under Armour. Bits lets you choose the info you want to see on the screen besides time, including missed calls, new emails, weather, battery status, stocks, upcoming meetings, and so on. Together is an interesting watch face that transforms the entire display "into a space for sharing", allowing you to pair your watch with someone else's, and share photos, emojis, or activities. Finally, Under Armour is for users who regularly check their fitness stats. You can get these three interactive faces via the source links at the end of the article.

A demo of the Bits interactive watch face can be seen in the video embedded below.



sources: Android Official Blog, Bits, Together, Under Armour

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13 Comments

1. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

Bits - "What Apple Watch's mess should have been." :p

3. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Sorry bro but you need to work on your trolling. These are catchup features to Apple watch.

4. tedkord

Posts: 17454; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And on the iWatch they were catchup to the Gear S.

8. cheetah2k

Posts: 2293; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

everything on the iWatch had been done before it was released.. oh well :p

10. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

lol AW. Who wants a woman's watch......

12. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

So? Android Wear just did it better by letting people have their own style of complications and watch face combo. Besides, if we go by that idea, then most of Apple Watch is a catch-up to Android Wear, but not doing it so good. Hence why we can buy many new Apple watches second hand from eBay...

2. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

I must say as an Android user, this update is 100% catching up with the Apple Watch. By the way, I personally find Android Wear better than wearOS

11. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

I wouldn't say catching up because Android Wear is better in ways different to WatchOS.

5. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Nifty

6. firito

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

will this fix the stupid battery drain?? my sw3 used to get 2 days and since the update it last les than 1 day i stopped using it since i have to charge so much

7. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Where is the Moto 360 V2?!?!?! Come on Moto damnit!

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I doubt I would use this if I end up getting the Huawei watch. I want a normal looking watch face that looks like a normal watch until I get a notification. It's just handy jewelry and a watch where I never have to change the battery as far as I am concerned.

13. TheHitman1982

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I want to know what watch that is in the picture because it looks like a 360 with no flat tire.

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