Hello today I would like to express myself about what I see is a great development opportunity for our beloved watches.
I have used full Android watches for several years, my first watch was a zgpax with Android KitKat and I was immediately amazed because in addition to having an affordable price, I could use my applications on my wrist, play games, watch videos and customize it.
Since then I have continued to buy more watches, however my last purchase was the Kospet optimus pro.
Why? The reason is that I saw a stagnation in the development.
My job is to identify the problems and find them a solution, I am a UX Lead in one of the main Retails in Latin America (I mention it just to add context, not to brag ) But in this case the problem seems some obvious.
After my Kospet broke, I decided to try a Galaxy Watch Active 2 (using Tizen), I liked it but it was not the same, so after I tried the new Ticwatch pro 3 (using Wear Os), I did not like it either. although the watch is very good.
What I find is that the Wear Os community is desperate and disappointed with Google, there are many bugs that have not been addressed for a long time and the community has not done much because of how closed the operating system it is.
If to this we add the few new applications of the last 2 years and that those that already existed, continue to disappear.
A hypothesis has arisen, Google may abandon Wear Os because they do not find commercial value in it.
This is where Android Full comes in, Chinese companies need to stop their idea of "bigger better" that has worked with cell phones but it is different for a watch, we all interact differently with them.
When they affect the physical design (make it fat, heavy and big) the market is more limited and therefore its development.
They should also open up to developers to use their native features. (The community here has done a great job with what they can) this will help develop apps that exploit the hardware of the watch.
And finally, a leading company must begin to establish itself and one that is differentiated, no more copy & paste (although I understand that this is the chip of companies in China). They have the whole market ready Lemfo and Kospet.
Finally, in this way, companies will no longer need to make 2 applications for different systems and with functions limited by the hardware (like Tizen and Wear Os). They will simply optimize existing ones for small screens. In addition to that, Google can turn to see Android Full commercially.
Anyway thanks for reading and I hope that the future for the smart watches it could be more than a simply smartband.