On their official blog, Google recently announced that they were launching Android Wear, a project that extends Android smartphone technology to ‘wearables’ (wearable technology).

Google stated that they’re starting their wearable line with the most familiar and accessible wearable accessory—watches. The Android Wear watch will tell you more than just the time, as it will feature Android apps (applications) like a smartphone. This means you will receive notifications from your favourite social media apps such as Facebook and Twitter.

You can ask the watch questions and it will answer you. By starting your sentence with ‘OK Google’ you can ask how many calories are in a sandwich, what time your train leaves and what the score for the football match is. You can call a taxi, send a text message, book a table at a restaurant and set an alarm, plus much more, from the wearable too.

Fitness apps available on the Android watch can measure your speed, distance and time information on your wrist for your run, cycle or walk. This technology is aimed at making it easier for you to track your fitness goals.

Android Wear lets you access and control other devices from your wrist. Just start your command with ‘OK Google’ to connect to a music playlist on your phone, or to stream your favourite film to your TV.

The video below gives an insight into what the Android Wear can do!

However, in a world so governed by screens, many people still favour the classic, timeless practicality of a luxury, analogue watch. Nothing can replace the time-honoured accessory, especially when our smart phones, TVs and computers can do more than what most people would deem necessary.

Here at Martins of Glasgow, we are watch repair specialists, and we know how to appreciate beautiful timepieces. If you are looking for a company who has extensive experience with Omega watch repairs or similar servicing, look no further, as Martins of Glasgow has over 32 years of professional experience. For more information about the services we offer, please do not hesitate to contact Martin on 0141 946 6333.