Android Wear

While it’s not quite ready for prime-time just yet, Android is officially on its way back to occupy a spot on your wrist (what with Samsung’s departure to a proprietary OS with the Gear Fit) with Android Wear. This watch-adapted extension of Android brings with it a wealth of functionality – but mainly convenience – to touch screen-enabled wrist-bound devices, including (predictably) fitness tracking, voice commanded search and messaging, calendar access, updates and notifications, control of your other devices’ music and movie players, and much more. The specific hardware Google’s partners will pump out remains to be seen, but at least one model is confirmed in their video – the stunning Moto 360 (shown).

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