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Android Studio Cookbook by Mike van Drongelen

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Chapter 4. Android Wear

This chapter will inform you about Android Wear and how the phenomenon materializes as watches and other devices.

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • Wearables
  • A fullscreen wearable app
  • Watch faces
  • Notifications

Wearables

Android Wear is what many wearable devices run on. You might have a smartwatch yourself. Will wearables be the next hype after phones, phablets, and tablets? Or will smartwatches become part of something bigger, such as the Internet of Things (IoT)?

Android Wear is a special version of the Android SDK and is dedicated to wearables that are often more limited in hardware and available sensors and have smaller screens. Wearables may appear as watches, glasses, or maybe in future as contact lenses, tattoos, ...

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