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I was reading the article. And he said tamagochi. Now. When I was a kid this was awesome. But as a phone app. It kinda sucks.... But a watch is totally the right form factor. I would totally use it. Maybe something like digimon where they battle... Yeah super wrist watch fun.


What other cool things would you guys want to see? There are so many cool things these watches could do, but I haven't seen many people talking about any cool ideas. Actually, info has been only trickling.
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I'd like to see an app that automatically controls the the brightness of my watch, depending on what my phone's auto brightness setting is.
Since both these devices (LG and Samsung) don't have an ambient light sensor, a simple app like that would be genius. The other, simpler option, is to have an Android Wear app, that from 8am-8pm, full brightness, 8pm-8am (or whatever time windows you choose), lowest brightness. Simple workaround hack/app until ambient light sensors are built in.

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I'd like to see an app that automatically controls the the brightness of my watch, depending on what my phone's auto brightness setting is.
Since both these devices (LG and Samsung) don't have an ambient light sensor, a simple app like that would be genius. The other, simpler option, is to have an Android Wear app, that from 8am-8pm, full brightness, 8pm-8am (or whatever time windows you choose), lowest brightness. Simple workaround hack/app until ambient light sensors are built in.

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I'd like to see an app that automatically controls the the brightness of my watch, depending on what my phone's auto brightness setting is.
Since both these devices (LG and Samsung) don't have an ambient light sensor, a simple app like that would be genius.
I'm not sure what the point would be. If you're using your watch... It's probably because your phone is in your pocket or somewhere lying idle, correct? If your phone is in your pocket, the lighting conditions would be different. Not to mention for this to work, your phone would need to leave the ambient light sensor on all the time, causing an additional unnecessary battery drain. Unless of course you're actively using your phone... But then that leads us back to... Why are you using the watch?
 
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I'm not sure what the point would be. If you're using your watch... It's probably because your phone is in your pocket or somewhere lying idle, correct? If your phone is in your pocket, the lighting conditions would be different. Not to mention for this to work, your phone would need to leave the ambient light sensor on all the time, causing an additional unnecessary battery drain. Unless of course you're actively using your phone... But then that leads us back to... Why are you using the watch?
You still get your phone out every now and then. It's not like you don't need it anymore when you have the watch. And every time you turn the phone on it could push the brightness over to the watch. Turn down brightness when in the cinema, turn it up when it's sunny outside etc. Would be quite useful
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You still get your phone out every now and then. It's not like you don't need it anymore when you have the watch. And every time you turn the phone on it could push the brightness over to the watch. Turn down brightness when in the cinema, turn it up when it's sunny outside etc. Would be quite useful
Sure, but the brightness levels will change more often than you get your phone out. Doing this will put more of a reliance on the phone. Say you're in a theater, you pull out your phone and the watch dims. Now the movie is over and you head outside into the super bright sun. The watch will still be at minimum brightness until you either manually adjust it or pull out your phone to correct it again. That goes against everything Android Wear is aiming for.
 
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Somewhat true... but I don't know about you, I'm pulling my phone out after a movie at least once before I head outside.. check all those messages and emails I received during that 1.5 hours because I'm really popular..

Again, the app idea is a BAND-AID.. not a true solution, as an ambient light sensor is, but a temporary solution. As @spiderflash says, I'd like it to remember the last brightness state of my phone, and push that over to watch, until a new status pushes over. It'd work fine about 80% of the time.

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Sure, but the brightness levels will change more often than you get your phone out. Doing this will put more of a reliance on the phone. Say you're in a theater, you pull out your phone and the watch dims. Now the movie is over and you head outside into the super bright sun. The watch will still be at minimum brightness until you either manually adjust it or pull out your phone to correct it again. That goes against everything Android Wear is aiming for.
 
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Somewhat true... but I don't know about you, I'm pulling my phone out after a movie at least once before I head outside.. check all those messages and emails I received during that 1.5 hours because I'm really popular..

Again, the app idea is a BAND-AID.. not a true solution, as an ambient light sensor is, but a temporary solution. As @spiderflash says, I'd like it to remember the last brightness state of my phone, and push that over to watch, until a new status pushes over. It'd work fine about 80% of the time.
Better Band-Aid: Get a Moto360 (It has an ambient light sensor) Hopefully the thing doesn't cost $500 when it's finally released...they keep leaking all these goodies and it's starting to sound too good to be true. :|

I do think the tamagochi idea would be a winner...people seemed to go nuts over it when one was released for the Pebble. And we all know the Wear version could be awesome.

I'm trying to get back into development, and perhaps I'll end up making it myself...but I think Wear is a perfect platform for a nice car finder app. I already have one I love on my phone, but if I could navigate back to the stored parking space without taking my phone out? Perfect. Have it tie in to Google Maps (but start with ped navigation). Maybe incorporate a radar function, since these have pretty decent magnetometers.

I'd suggest a "share your current location with someone" app, but I just noticed Glympse has already taken care of that.

EDIT: for auto brightness, I just found this - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...playbrightness

It uses a combination of activity detection and local sun rise/set times to adjust brightness.

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