This past Tuesday, Google announced its newest endeavor that will change the way we interact with technology. The company launched Android Wear, a user interface that’s designed for a wrist watch. Although these types of devices are nothing new, none of them significantly alter the way we communicate, and as of now are just smaller phones strapped around our wrists.
Android Wear’s platform is a game changer because it reacts to your surroundings, and uses its knowledge about you to anticipate what you’ll need. Theoretically, if you’re standing in front of a coffee shop, you won’t have to find a Yelp a review of it on the one-inch screen. The watch will sense where you are and have the review waiting for you.
This passive interface is the key to Android Wear’s innovation, but isn’t a new development for the company. Last year, Google launched Google Now on its phones, which uses “cards” to predict and dispense useful information. Things like travel delays, entertainment you searched for, and the current weather are all at the tip of your fingers without having to ask for it.