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Introducing Android Wearables

  • Andres Calvo
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Abstract

We already know that mobile devices have been expanding at such a fast pace that they're practically ubiquitous: we can check our email, send and receive chat messages, or even start video conferences regardless of whether we're at home or on the road. Mobile devices, however, have their limitations: they require your dedicated attention and they occupy at least one hand. Wearables devices address these limitations and have the potential of revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. When building apps for wearables, do not forget that wearable devices are not meant to replace mobile devices, but rather to complement them. To provide the best possible user experience for a given application, build it for the most suitable platform. While complex interactions such as browsing the internet are best suited for mobile devices, wearables excel at quickly displaying glanceable information such as a runner's current time and distance.

Keywords

Mobile Device Wearable Device Contextual Awareness Explorer Program Wearable Computer 
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© Andres Calvo 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andres Calvo
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  1. 1.OHUnited States

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