If you’re want to try Samsung’s new Gear S2 smartwatch before your open your wallet, you can now wear it for free. The Korean tech giant has just unveiled a new app that lets browse the Gear S2’s many faces and straps. Samsung describes the new smartphone app as “a hands-on feel, even when you cannot get your hands on a Gear S2 in real life.”
“The Gear S2 Experience app is a great way to get a deeper sense of what Samsung’s latest wearable is all about,” it reads. “Nothing compares to the real thing, but the Gear S2 Experience app comes pretty close.”
Fans will be able to pick from two designs which include [...]
It’s safer to reduce wearable device functions while driving but only if it’s done for the driver. Google has an idea how to let passengers still use their smartwatch while in the car.
Earlier this year Google was granted a U.S. patent for how wearable devices can detect if the wearer is driving or simply a vehicle passenger. Android Police spotted the official patent documents, which include the algorithm Google would use.
Being a patent, the wording is broad and applies to wearable devices in general. With Google Glass now refocused on vertical markets, it’s more likely that Android Wear watches would be the first devices that could benefit [...]