A smart watch has it’s own Operating system and locally installed Apps just like your phone or tablet.
This means that the smart watch can operate independently of a phone or tablet.
Exactly what your watch can do in standalone mode depends on your smart watch.
Generally the more expensive watches will work better in stand alone mode than the very cheap $10 ones.
However most of the current generation of Android Smart Watches are designed to work in conjunction with a smart phone or tablet as most smart watches cannot connect directly to the Internet.
Android smart phones and tablets support three broad categories of sensors:
- Motion sensors e.g G sensor
- Position sensors e.g. GPS
- Environmental sensors e.g Barometer
Most Android devices are equipped with Bluetooth.
Bluetooth is a wireless networking protocol (like WIFI) designed to quickly and automatically connect devices like printers, PDAs, Cameras etc. to computers, and to each other without wires.
Common Bluetooth applications are: Continue reading
The price range for Android tablets is large ranging from very cheap/inexpensive tablets (£40- £90) to the mid range (£90-£200) to the expensive £200 and above.
So what are the differences between these tablets, and are these differences important to you? Continue reading
One of the common problems encountered with Android tablets and phones is the lack of storage space.
Android devices come with Internal storage i.e. an Internal hard disk.
This is usually between 4-32GB depending on your device. Continue reading