You may have been excited about getting your android watch but immediately it arrived and you unwrapped it from its box, you are no longer so sure. An android watch may be fun to have but getting uses to the watch may not be all that easy. While it may be a watch like any other, it is not your everyday watch. This it becomes it comes with a lot of features that will stun even an IT guru. As such we thought it would be wise to bring to you some tips and techniques on android smartwatch phone that will help you get the most out of the phone. It doesn’t matter what brand of watch you have, as long as it is androids, these tips, tricks and techniques will work.
First things first
Before even bothering to know about tips and tricks for android smartwatch, you should be able to get the watch up and running
- Start by charging the watch: Your new android watch is not going to be of any help if it has a flat battery. The first thing to do once you receive your watch is to charge it properly before even trying to figure out what the watch is all about
- Pair the watch with your phone: immediately your watch is powered, you will have to select a language and pair it with your phone. How you do this will depend on your type of watch and phone.
- Understand watch settings: depending on your watch you may have to swipe a few times to get to watch settings. Make sure to get a grip of the watch settings before you continue
- Upload apps: a good android watch should be able to allow you the laxity of forgetting your phone for most of the day as most of the phone functions can be easily carried out on the phones. However, for this to happen, you have to get the right apps that allow for such luxury. There are many apps that can be used with an android watch however, some recommended ones include, endomondo, todoist, wearaudio recorder and interval timer.
Once you have powered your watch and you have connected it to your phone, you will be eager to start doing all those things that you had noticed others who owned such watch do. while this is probably why you bought the watch, understanding how to do this does not come easily that is why we will not present you some tips, tricks and techniques that will make wearing your android watch enjoyable.
Determine battery level
A simple trick to know the level of battery on your watch is to simply drag down on the home screen. This should show you the level of the watch’s battery.
It is not every notification that reaches your device that you will want to be alerted about. Thankfully you can chose which notifications reaches you by tapping the icons found at the top of the pull down screen. Once you reach this area, you can choose which notifications can be shown by choosing show all or show now, or specifying which ones can be shown.
Making Gesture controls
Android watches are programmed to work with hand gestures. Recently there have been many upgrades done on the gesture control properties. If you are wearing your android watch and you happen to flick your wrist, the watch will be turned on. When playing cards, you can take actions by moving the wrist either up or down.
Store music and listen offline
Some android brands allow users to store audio tracks from online and listen to them when they are offline. This works mostly on the google play. To make use of this you will have to open the app on your phone and then download any music of interest. Once the songs are synced to your watch, you will be able to play them later. However, note that you will find many songs on your list some of which are synced to your phone and others to the watch. It may be difficult to tell which ones are synced to the phone.
Retrieved notifications that were dismissed
It is possible that in the course of dismissing notifications on your phone, your dismissed and important notification. There is no need to panic for you can still retrieve this. Immediately this happens, starting from the bottom of the screen, swipe upwards. Your dismissed notification will reappear with a countdown. All you need to do is to tap on the undo icon.
Get extra watch faces
Your android watch will come with preinstalled watch faces but you don’t have to depend only on those. You can go directly to the web and install more watch faces as you please.
Changing the mode
Two additional modes have been added to android watches. These are cinema mode for those times when you are going to the movies and sunlight mode for those times when you are outdoors. To find these different modes, swipe down on the face of the watch and then swipe again to the right. Sunlight mode does not last for long. However, to remove cinema mode, you may need to use the button on the side of the watch or tap twice on the face.
Make you battery last longer
It is possible to increase the battery life of your android watch by turning off the “screen always on option”. There is no need to worry when you do this as your watch will still light up when you move your wrist and your notifications will still come through.
Hopefully, by the time you have gone through all of these tips and tricks recorded here, you will feel like you were born with your android watch. There are many more tips and tricks that you may only discover as you make more use of the watch. Also use the internet to help you get accustom with your new watch.