Android Wear vs Tizen: war of the watches

Android Wear vs Tizen: war of the watches

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Before I begin, I must say that in terms of diversity of watches running both OS’s, Google takes the lead, as many companies are already investing in Android Wear. On the other hand, Samsung and Apple each manufacture both the hardware and the software.
Since the launch of the Galaxy Gear in 2013, I have been using a smartwatch almost every day. In these past four years, a lot has changed in terms of software, from optimization of energy consumption to the number of apps developed for use on this platform. However, in the past year, I noticed that these gadgets have become more functional. I think the big reason for this was the introduction of the Apple Watch into the market, which eventually boosted development in the area of ​​software.
At the Google I/O conference in 2016, Google announced fundamental changes to Android Wear 2.0, which we officially came to know in early 2017. In 2014, Samsung integrated its own operating system Tizen into the Gear S. But it aws only in 2015 that the South Korean manufacturer began to form its line of smartwatches with the Gear S2 and last year’s Gear S3.
Devices tested
 
Gear S3 Frontier
Moto 360 (2015)
Software version
Tizen 2.3.2.3
Android Wear NXH19Q
Store
Samsung Galaxy apps
Google Play Store
Android Wear vs Tizen: customization
Currently, smartwatches do not offer much in the way of customization. Your options are pretty much limited to a choice of which widgets you’d like to see on your display. In its meager ecosystem, Tizen offers some applications that allow you to move things around and create a more exclusive experience but there isn’t much scope for anything more advanced than that.
Both platforms are working with partners to develop functional dials. Samsung has been working with Volkswagen, for example, to connect the watch to a car. It

Article originally published at: Droid Life