My Only Gripe With the Wear Review: Android Wear Apps

I was fine with Dieter giving his opinion on Android Wear. Its his opinion, and reviews are inherently subjective. However one thing I was not satisfied with, was his complete disregard of the android wear applications.

This was one of the main things I wanted to see tested, and he simply ignored it. Is there any explanation for this absence in his review? This is an entirely new device market, with apps we have never seen tested before, and they didn't even touch on it. I was actually appalled that they published incomplete, and gimped representation of the full capabilities of the product. This I think, is a consequence of attempting to try to consistently be the first site out with a review. It was tested for an unacceptably short amount of time for a smart watch, which is essentially an entirely new market not only for android, but smartwatches in general. I truly hope they realize this misstep and look to correct it as soon as possible.

Here are the apps that are created for wear for those that don't know, since TheVerge didn't properly report these things for people to know in the first place.

Lyft - Through AndroidWear, you can hail a cab at your location, or set a seperate pickup location, and have it notify you when it is here.

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Eat24 - Demoed at Google I/O, Eat24 is an app that allows you to order takout through android wear. It also has a neat feature that suggests you your favorite order, if it notices you order something in a pattern (like every saturday). It will popup on that day with your order from last time. Only an ok and payment confirmation is needed and it can be payed for and sent to you immediately.


The Guardian - Simple and brief breaking news application for AndroidWear. with the ability to read the article later when you have more time.

Pinterest - This is a simple app that lets you known when you're near your favorite places that you might have pinned on pinterest. This could be useful when traveling.

So you see, I personally think that they should have waited, and tested not only the core functionality of the watch, but an in depth test on the apps that come with it as well, and how they work in everyday life. Here are other apps made for Android Wear.

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  • IFTTT
  • Level Money
  • Contacts+
  • Bandsintown Concerts
  • Banjo
  • Duolingo
  • Eat24 Food Delivery
  • Onefootball Brasil - World Cup
  • Highlight
  • Glympse
  • Talkray
  • Player FM
  • The Guardian
  • Thomson Reuters Eikon
  • Evernote Wear
  • Personal Capital Finance
  • Allthecooks Recipes
  • Pinterest
  • American Airlines
  • Fly Delta
  • 1Weather: Widget Forecast Radar
  • Zumper
  • Google Maps
  • Hangouts
  • LevelUp
  • Truecaller
  • CloudMagic
  • Trello
  • Tweetings
  • Lyft
  • Runtastic
  • MediSafe Meds & Pill Reminder
  • Hue Control
  • Fancy
  • Path Talk
  • Golfshot: Golf GPS
  • MusiXmatch
  • RunKeeper
  • Source: Android Police