The battle of the smart watch smart wear is starting to heat up. The Apple Watch has finally been launched, and now consumers are having to distinguish which device would best suit their needs. As with all platforms, each has its strengths and weaknesses. The competition is flowing between Apple and Android. Neither are compatible with the other’s software, so consumers have to choose one team only. So, are you an Apple or an Android supporter?
Being an Android platform, we will always stay loyal to Android. Android’s Smart Wear currently has a number of features that we have not found on the Apple Watch including:
1. Custom watch faces – Google allows for personal customized design watch faces.
2. Always-on apps – The Google smartwatch has an ‘always-on’ feature. This feature means that you do not have to reactivate the watch each time you want to use it. The Android Wear watch switches to low-power state, which still allows you to see the time without having to reactivate the watch.
3. Works over any Wi-Fi network – The battery life of smart watches is quickly drained when they are used over a Bluetooth connection. The Android watch will continue to get notifications when used on a wi-fi connection, unlike Apple.
4. Hand-drawn emoji –Android will convert your hand drawn images into proper emoticons.
5. Wrist-gesture controls – Operating a smart watch involves using both hands in most cases. It can be confusing and annoying. The latest Android Wear has included wrist gestures to activate the watch and scroll through notifications.
6. Pattern lock screen – Nothing is on-par with the screen security of Android. The lock screen feature will only be activated when the watch has been removed from your hand.
What do others think of the competition between Android and Apple watch wear?