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Android Design Patterns and Best Practice by Kyle Mew

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Android Wear

Wearable Android apps deserve special treatment for yet another reason, and that is that nearly all Android Wear applications act as a companion app and work in conjunction with a main module that runs on the user's handset. This tethering is an interesting and straightforward process and many mobile apps can be enhanced greatly by adding a wearable component. Another feature that makes developing for wearables a lot of fun is the availability of exciting new sensors and gadgetry. In particular, the heart rate monitor found in many smart watches has proved unsurprisingly popular in fitness apps.

Wearables are one of the most exciting areas of smart device development. Smart phones and other worn devices with a whole range of new sensors ...

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