5 Tricks for Android Wear smartwatch

5 Tricks for Android Wear smartwatch

If you just recently purchased a smartwatch, we’ll tell you about few useful tricks that will help you to work comfortably with your new device.

Tricks for saving battery

Most smartwatches have low battery life, but as with your smartphone, you can increase battery life. Here are some of the most interesting tricks:

Adjust the brightness

As you know, a higher brightness smartphone uses more power, and so does the smartwatch. Adjust brightness to a lower level to extend the life of your device.

Do not keep the screen on all the time

Perhaps it is not very comfortable to use smartwatch, however, battery life will be increased. You can choose this option from the “Settings”.

Understand the cards of Android Wear

Android Wear provides information with the help of new cards: notifications, appointments, calls, fitness goals, etc. They can be very confusing at first, but if you understand them – it will be much easier to use smartwatch.

  • Slides up and down the main screen to access your cards.
  • Continue sliding your finger to see more cards.
  • Swipe from right to left on a card to see more options.
  • Swipe from left to right on a card to remove it.

Recover accidentally deleted cards

Did you close a card by mistake? No problem, if you’re fast enough you can get it back by sliding your finger from the top of the screen. If you want to get other cards, you can do the same just that from the bottom of the screen.

Draw emojis

If your smartwatch uses Android version 5.1.1 or higher, you can use this trick. When you receive a message then press ‘Reply’ and ‘Draw emoji’. Android Wear analyzes and proposes emojis that the most similar to the pattern you drew.

5 Tricks for Android Wear

Movie Mode

In a dark room the screen of smartwatch can be very annoying. In this situation, you can enable “cinema mode”. When you activate this mode, the smartwatch will delete all of bright areas on the screen. If you click on the power button twice, the screen will wake up, and if your smartwatch has no physical button, simply click twice on the screen.

Block applications notifications

By default, all applications on Android Wear can send notifications, but you can change this in the settings of your smartwatch. Enter “Notifications of applications” to disable this option. So the notifications will appear on your phone but not on your smartwatch.

5 Tricks for Android Wear smartwatch updated: November 26, 2015 author: John Cross