After switching from Pebble to Android Wear, I have noticed I kept missing notifications. I did not feel the vibration, but when checking the watch later, missed notifications were there.
It turns out that not only is the vibration motor on my SW3 significantly weaker than on my Pebble, most apps also only vibrate for like one millisecond, making them easy to miss.
While there are already apps that try to mitigate this issue, none of them really satisfied my requirements, so I have decided to make my own.
So what does this app do?
Simply put, after Android Wear finishes its puny barely-noticeable vibration, Vibration Center will kick in and do a good shake to your wrist, making sure you absolutely notice this notification. However:
- It will do so intelligently (no useless vibrations for notifications that do not actually appear on the watch)
- Vibration pattern is customizable and can be set differently for each app
- If you are still afraid of missing notifications, you can enable alarm mode that vibrates restlessly until you dismiss it manually. It even comes with the snooze button.
- It comes with plenty of spam filter options, making sure that your wrist is not shaken too much
- It comes with on-watch mute feature that can either mute all vibrations for some time (for example when in a meeting or in a theater) or it can mute specific app until you deal with it later (for example if you are in group chat and they are having spammy conversation that would otherwise buzz your wrist every half a second)
- There is full tasker integration
- It is completely free and open source
Vibration Center, Device Specific App for the Android Wear
Source Code: https://github.com/matejdro/WearVibrationCenter
Current Stable Version: 1.0.3
Last Updated 2017-02-10