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Android Central reviews the Android Wear software

By Adam Zeis on 11 Jul 2014 12:56 pm

Currently Android Wear is the hottest thing in the smartwatch world. With the release of the G Watch and Gear Live — as well as the upcoming Moto 360 — Android Wear is soon to be on wrists all over the globe. It's Google's effort to bring a streamlined Android experience to wearables, but is it good enough? The boys at Android Central took the Android Wear software for a spin to find out.

It's still in the very early stages, but Android Wear is certainly an awesome initial offering with an "abundance of potential." The software essentially brings Google Now to your wrist, providing information for apps on your device as well as contextual alerts based on where you are or what you're doing. While the software itself is decent, the review notes that the hardware may be the biggest issue right now.

As imperfect as the current Android Wear software is, the launch hardware is perhaps the greater problem. Both the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live use displays which are, for all intents and purposes, useless in direct sunlight. You'll need to crank the brightness all the way up to see anything at all in bright conditions, and this is made all the more frustrating by the lack of ambient light sensors in the current Android Wear hardware, which means there's no auto-brightness option. Instead you've got to go through five layers of menus to change the brightness level each time you go outside, and that's not just a good user experience.

Android Wear will take the smartwatch world by storm in the coming months as new devices are launched, so make sure you know all there is to know before you get in on the action. Hit up the link below to check out the full Android Wear software review, then drop a comment and let us know what you think!

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Android Central reviews the Android Wear software