Custom watcface featured here created by Andrew Somers: https://plus.google.com/100098137322903155173/posts/JFFUq6mu3xw
The graphic is that of actress Fan Bingbing, playing Empress Wu Zetian from the TV series The Empress of China.
Featured watch in this video: FINOW X5
This has been the most ambitious video to produce yet. Beyond having to redo it three times, it still wasn’t exactly right. So, when it seems done, it’s not. Keep watching. I added a section. I cover pitfalls related to installing the amazingly powerful productivity apps presented here.
I’m labeling this a FINOW X5 clip because that’s the watch I use throughout the demonstration. Most, if not all of these apps should work just fine on the No.1 D5 or the FINOW X1 or X3. If I get a chance, I’ll do a quick clip showing them working on one of the smaller watches, but this video will stand as the overall explanation of these productivity enhancers for all round Android watches running compatible software (probably not the No.1 D3 for those who are sure to ask — will verify if I get my hands on one to test).
What’s powerful about this video is that these featured apps will all “float” on your screen over your watch face. That means two things: (1) you don’t need to touch your watch face and enter your regular, boring, non-alphetized scrolling list of huge icon apps, and (2) other than powering your watch on and off, you may never need to touch your side button(s) again (believe me, they can break from over use — or even moderate use).
One confusing point in the video is when I draw the letters D-E-V in Google Gesture. With each letter all matches appear, and lots of my personal info including contacts were in the list. I tried three times to do it in a way that wouldn’t reveal, but the letters are drawn over the results, and I just couldn’t mask them. Just know that you need to draw the letters to get the screen where you can follow to open the proper setting. Sorry about that.
One exciting inclusion is a few different ways that you can actually install Android app widgets (yes, widgets!) on — or should I say over — your watch. These are brilliant implementations of those widgets we’ve come to use on our phones.
Now, with that said, only a few widgets actually work on the watch. I don’t know why. That’s the way it is. I’ve discovered some, and I want to add more — lots more — to an evolving list, so I’m asking you for help. PLEASE try installing some of your favorite apps and test installing associated widgets, particularly in “Floating Launcher 3”. If they are installable and work on your watch, PLEASE let me know in the comments below and I will add them to an ever growing list of compatible app widgets which will appear here. Thanks! Worth noting, the maximum “Floating Launcher 3” screen size is 4w x 3h. Some widgets can be scaled up from the measurements provided here. Here’s the list so far. Check back often for new entries!