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State of smart watches

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Everything you need to know about why and how to build for SmartWatches.

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State of smart watches

  1. All about SmartWatches How and why to build watch apps with Brian Pullen @wisebeard
  2. A smart watch is just an under powered phone or a digital watch with a few tricks. -Some smartass
  3. This is the year that smart watches take off
  4. Apple Watch All others
  5. The smart watch has five killer features today NotificationsTime keepingFashion Fitness Payments
  6. Your phone is ruining your life. -Jonny Ive
  7. Life Get lost in phone More time for life Source: @lukew
  8. What if you could make a device that you wouldn’t or couldn’t use for hours at a time? -Apple
  9. People care about little increases in speed and convenience A change from 6 sections to 2 seconds is an eternity
  10. Your magic key to the world
  11. Some of the best applications that will be created will focus on hardware
  12. Source: @lukew
  13. SmartWatches are not a stand alone platform rather an extension of mobile
  14. So watches are great, how do I make an app?
  15. Apple Watch LG Watch UrbanePebble Time Moto 360Huawei Watch Pebble Time LG G Watch R Samsung Gear S Smart Watch 3 ASUS Zen WatchSamsung Gear 2 Garmin Epix Runcible LG G Watch
  16. 272x340 320x320144x168 320x290400x400 144x168 320x320 360x480 320x320 320x320320x320 205x148 600x600 280x280
  17. Apple Watch LG Watch UrbanePebble Time Moto 360Huawei Watch Pebble Time LG G Watch R Samsung Gear S Smart Watch 3 ASUS Zen WatchSamsung Gear 2 Garmin Epix Runcible LG G Watch
  18. Consolidation will happen quickly Smartphone, price, features
  19. Let’s design an FITC app
  20. Navigational style
  21. Schedule & event Tables, button styles, handoff
  22. Design tips Edgeless design Rounded corners Large type
  23. Context menus Global actions Custom icon Long tap
  24. Design tip Limit inputs
  25. Short look
  26. Long look Extend to phone Auto dismiss button Basic styling
  27. Modals Scroll or swipe Can’t use NFC Has to close
  28. Glances Strict layout guides No interactivity Single tap
  29. Screen sizes Unique images Scalable assets
  30. Icons Won’t always have a label Create various sizes
  31. Pro Tips
  32. Battery is a big challenge 18 hours 7 days 2 days
  33. Data transfer and speed 50MB limit, 2mb cache for images. Low energy bluetooth
  34. Animation 8-10 fps for pushed animations 30 fps for app bundle animations Launch animations are not yet possible Memory constraints
  35. An interaction could last only five sections, 10 at most. -Apple designers
  36. Don’t create Instagram It literally takes four taps to “like” a picture
  37. Limited SDK Heart rate Sound Taptic Storage Motion NFC Bluetooth Watch Faces
  38. Content Context is king
  39. There is no app for that Context means that rather than opening an app for every action we can just have the appropriate one available at the time we need it.
  40. Work & Experimentation TSN Globe & Mail Octee Pet FITC
  41. Lets talk about Smartwatches @wisebeard or email me brian.pullen@twg.ca Thanks

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