Do you ever wanted to control your TV with your SmartWatch?
Directly after I received a Moto360 watch, I exactly thought about this.
Well, to be honest, it was not my first thought. I was just looking for an idea to implement and therefore to get in touch and to learn the new ANDROID wearable SDK.
Since I already developed a remote control app for my ANDROID SmartPhone, it would be a great idea to extend this application by a connection layer between my Moto360 and the TV.
So the basic approach behind this is very simple:
After reading through (probably) the entire references, I just started modifying my existing application and found out that I have to add a background service (WearableListenerService), to receive commands of the watch and overriding a method called “onMessageReceived” to handle those incoming commands.
After that you have to add a GoogleApiClient to your Activity to make wearable connections possible.
Well that’s it. Quite simple with less modification efforts, right?
And that’s what my SmartWatch Remote Control looks like: