Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Mar 2014 16:34 UTC

Update: the round model is the Moto 360. Motorola has posted a video about its inception.

Android is coming to wearable devices, with the watch being the first focus.

If you're a developer, there's a new section on focused on wearables. Starting today, you can download a Developer Preview so you can tailor your existing app notifications for watches powered by Android Wear. Because Android for wearables works with Android's rich notification system, many apps will already work well. Look out for more developer resources and APIs coming soon. We're also already working with several consumer electronics manufacturers, including Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung; chip makers Broadcom, Imagination, Intel, Mediatek and Qualcomm; and fashion brands like the Fossil Group to bring you watches powered by Android Wear later this year.

This actually looks like the first smartwatch interface done right.

Android's notification system, Google Now, and the card UI feel right at home here. I could definitely see myself wanting one of these. LG will ship the first device in the next quarter, but personally I'm holding out for the circular device shown in Google's videos.

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RE: health effects
by Kochise on Wed 19th Mar 2014 16:41 UTC in reply to "health effects"
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Bluetooth is 1000x less powerful than phone's antenna, the range don't exceed 10m. That's why it's better to have your phone in your pocket and use a bluetooth headset.

Now imagine a low-power Bluetooth that reduce the power even more to a 2m range, enough to communicate with the watch.


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