I got a Moto 360 recently and so smartwatches are on my mind. Particularly, a disproportion between Google’s Android Wear and Apple Watch. Of course, we don’t have finish information on a latter, and Apple is firm to urge a few things from now until recover — though we’ve seen adequate to come to some conclusions.
Google’s elemental truth for a smartwatch diverges severely from Apple’s. Google wants we to use voice to perform actions whenever we can — when we daub on an Android Wear watch face, a usually prompt we get is Google’s authority to “speak now.” The list of actions and apps we can corkscrew by after come as delegate options.
Conversely, Apple is adhering with a model it popularized on a smartphone — there’s a homepage from where we entrance opposite apps. You use a finger to collect an app and when you’re done, we can return to a homepage to collect another. Apple introduced a digital climax to make that easier in a smaller screen. Voice control is an afterthought, if it even exists.
Android Wear UI (above) vs. Apple Watch UI (below)
Google wants we to consider about what actions we wish done, and to only authority it.
Apple wants we to consider about that apps do what, compare a app with a action, and afterwards daub a buttons required to get a movement done. It’s a complement that already feels vapid on a phone, and substantially even some-more so on a tiny device like a watch. But it’s also attempted and true.
Compare that to Google’s OS: if we wish to entrance a sold app on Android Wear, we can, though it’s buried in a list of lists.
Whose proceed is right? Long term, we would have to preference Google’s. Short term, however, voice commands aren’t utterly prepared for primary time. It mostly works, though when it comes to UI navigation we need it to work good all the time, not most of a time.
I shouldn’t need to consternation what is a scold voice authority — we should only contend what we wish and have the OS rightly know it. Android Wear is not there yet, and that’s a large issue.
The Xbox One had rather identical problems with a Kinect, and that’s not branch out good for Microsoft. Google might have a right vision, though Apple might have a right execution to win early.
We’ll see that wins.