Pocket for Android Wear Will Let You Save Articles from Your Smartwatch

Pocket is working on a version of the app compatible with Android Wear

By on March 22nd, 2014 09:57 GMT

Pocket has announced that it is working on an experimental version of the app for Android Wear, which will allow users to save articles from their wrists.

This week, Google launched its own dedicated OS for wearables, baptized Android Wear, an event that will surely greatly impact the budding world of wearables.

Google also posted a preview for the Android Wear SDK that will allow developers to integrate a number of features into Android-powered smartwatches/bands and relies heavily on the Google Now functionality (something that was expected).

Anyway, we are already starting to see what kind of apps are going to arrive on the first wearables to come with Android Wear, like the Moto 360 or LG G Watch.

Some of you might know of Pocket, a read-it-later service that allows users to save content to be viewed later, including articles, videos, and other stuff from your web browser, smartphone, or tablet. So now, Pocket wants to make its way into wearables as well.

Like you probably know by now, Android Wear will be able to display notifications from your phone to your wrist, but the way you interact with these notifications will actually be the most notable part.

At the moment, you can swipe to make a certain app go away, but you can also reply to messages or perform a number of other features, depending on the app.

What Pocket wants to throw in is an “Add to Pocket” functionality. This basically means that, when you get a notification on your Android Wear watch, you can swipe to get an action menu out, from where you can choose the Pocket option.

This way you won’t have to strain yourself to read an article on the minuscule watch screen, but save it for later on, when you can fire up your tablet or other device with a big screen you have laying around the house.

This is how Pocket could work
This is how Pocket could work
Pocket says the dedicated Android Wear watch is a work in progress and of course it makes sense, since there’s actually no watches running on Google’s new OS in the wild at the moment. The search giant has only teased the software developer kit until now, but its launch is imminent.

In related news, we might actually get to see Pocket being made available with Google’s own Nexus smartwatch, a product that has been rumored for a while now.

Recent information suggests that the wrist wearable will come bundling a 1.65-inch IPS LCD screen with 280 x 280 pixesl resolution, combined with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.

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