You can now (sort of) use Android Wear 2.0's complications on a Wear 1.0 device

One of the big disappointments following the Android Wear 2.0 reveal was that only a few device models would be upgraded, while the rest were essentially left behind on an abandoned platform. Well, almost – even if official development is essentially over, enthusiasts have taken up the torch and are actively bringing 2.0's features to the older version.

An example of this is the work of reddit user seapip, who has developed a "hacky implementation" of Wear 2.0's complications, which are essentially non-interactive widgets built right into a watchface. While a few features are currently missing, such as the complication picker dialog, and there's also a number of bugs that need fixing, the feature seems to be working quite well.

Ultimately, the developer aims to make porting complications built for Wear 2.0 a matter of simply replacing two lines of code, which, unfortunately, means developers will have to explicitly choose to support the unofficial feature. Still, even if the implementation will never be an official-grade one, it's still great knowing that there's a community of enthusiasts out there which hasn't yet abandoned the platform.




Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

We just need need better looking watches like the huawei 1st iteration as opposed to the ugly watches dropping into play today. If the older huawei watches had GPS this would be awesome. I still would use this vs the fugly watches coming out so far.

2. surethom

Posts: 1729; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

So so true a classic stainless steel watch not the massive thick black sporty looking watches even the Huawei 2 classic is way to sporty looking. Just a slightly thinner huawei watch 2 with NFC is all most want.


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

The classic 2 would not be bad if it had a larger screen.

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