With lot many Smartphones available in the market with advanced technology, listening to music while on a ride is not a big deal and also tracking oneself is also becoming easy with the GPS systems available on Phones. Now how if the same two activities are done with your wearable and not with your phone? Yes, now an Android Wear Watch makes this possible.
This is all because of a new update getting into Android Wear that makes playing music and route tracking possible with or without your phone nearby.
GPS and Music even without your Smartphone:
With today’s smartphones tracking route, distance and speed is not something new but the latest is that this ability is even getting fitted to your Android Wear that supports GPS sensors thereby warding off the need to carry your phone while you are on a ride or run.
Similarly with Music too, you are now being enabled to store your tunes on to your Watch that can be played anytime while on a move by just connecting it with a Bluetooth headphones, with the phone even left at home.
Yet there seems to be slight number of catches with these features like you would be able to get music onto your watch only with the updated Google Play Music app so streaming music from Spotify or Pandora is strictly a “no”.
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Wearables to get these features:
Sony SmartWatch 3 is the first Android Wear Watch to come with a GPS sensor and this with a transflective display helps reading in Sunlight with improving battery life. And with different ranges of shapes, styles and sensors you can get your perfect wear. The Sony SmartWatch 3 is now available on Verizon for preorder and is expected to come to Play Store soon.
Following are the Samsung Gear Live, the LG G Watch and the Moto 360 to get the new music functionality over the coming days.
Exploring more apps becomes easy:
Android Wear’s already work well with many of the Android apps. And also now more apps are enhanced for working on Wears that are updated every week on Google Play. Now apps like Strava and Runkeeper use GPS for tracking movement.
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