Google I/O 2014: Android Wear Smartwatches Released
In the “biggest ever overhaul”, Google took the stage at I/O 2014, unleashing the ability for Android to run on your wrist, in your car, and at your home on your Television. The LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live, both running Android Wear, will be available for purchase on the Play Store starting today. The classy round-faced Moto 360 will be available later this summer.
Since Google released its Android Wear concept and made it free for the world to use, we will see a lot of manufacturers making smart watches, many with pedometers and heart rate monitors. They also feature a “do not disturb” mode that can be activated by swiping down on the display. These devices are largely voice controlled, though other means are reportedly in the works.
Google’s Engineering Director, David Singleton, showed on stage how efficient and easy these products are to use by ordering and paying for a Pizza in no more than 20 seconds.
Google gained a big headstart on releasing its Smart Watches months, maybe more, before Apple has even announced its long rumored iWatch. Analysts expect 19 Million Android Wear products sold before the end of this year.
Check out more on Google I/O here.
(Via The Telegraph)