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Google Android Wear

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75 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Android Wear is the strongest smartwatch platform we've seen so far, and it has enough support from manufacturers and developers to thrive. But it's a first-generation product, and limited battery life, notification anxiety and other issues make it tough to recommend Wear quite just yet.

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Pros
  • Strong manufacturer and developer support
  • Hands-free voice control and Google Voice Search
  • Clean design
  • Google Now cards and Knowledge Graph integration
Cons
  • Short battery life on current hardware
  • Excessive notifications
  • Still requires plenty of screen touching
  • Gestures and UI come with learning curves
  • Only compatible with newer Android devices

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Critic Reviews 10

80
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 2
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Type
Mobile / embedded OS
Source model
Open
Type
Source model
Mobile / embedded OS
Open

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75 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

75
 

User Reviews

90
rydad
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
70
foolie
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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