A smartwatch is essentially a small computer that can do some cool things on your wrist. In fact, our smartwatches can do much more than see the weather, view incoming messages, and play a few games that support Android Wear. Users will be surprised to learn that Android Wear smartwatches can do some fancy James Bond type stuff.
Devices like the Moto 360, Huawei Watch, and many other Android Wear smartwatch options can do a lot of cool things, and Google is constantly improving Android Wear to be as powerful as ever. However, here we are going to review 10 excellent Android Wear apps that will allow your watch to act like a speedometer, a spy camera, a water balloon and much more.
Last year, when Android Wear, Google’s operating system for wearables like smartwatches, was released, we detailed 10 of the great apps that made a watch even more powerful. That said, Android Wear and the smartwatch have come a long way since the beginning of 2014.
My brand new 2nd Gen Moto 360 lasts for about two days and has excellent battery life, but thanks to developers leveraging the Android Wear developer platform, it can do some pretty fancy and advanced things.
And while my smartwatch can’t turn on my coffee maker or unlock my car doors yet, our smartwatches can actually do some pretty amazing things. Before we get started, check out our impressive new Moto 360 Gen 2 for 2015 hands-on video.
There are only so many apps for Android Wear on the Google Play Store right now, and that means most owners scroll through app pages looking for a few neat apps. While we found many “Best Apps for Android Wear” floating around, we’ve decided to offer something different to owners below.
Probably many smartwatch owners have seen a few of these apps but haven’t given them a shot or seen exactly what they have to offer. As a result, owners use Android Wear only for what Google wants. Checking the weather, replying to text messages and being an extension of our phone.
That said, below is a collection of apps that share about 10 or so things you probably didn’t know your smartwatch could do. One or two are popular but still worth the list, but the rest are truly unique and make users love this smartwatch even more.