Smartwatches are very useful for telling time, checking the weather, letting you know of your notifications, researching about history, etc. Wait, what? How can you possibly research about something on a watch? Well if you have a Samsung Live Gear or an LG G3 running on the Android Wear platform, then all you need is an app called Attopedia.
Basically, the app will make your smartwatch a walking (wearing?) encyclopaedia by bringing Wikipedia to Android Wear. So since the 3-centimeter screen limits what you can properly view, the app uses a 2-dimensional grid-based interface, removing all the bells and whistles and keeping it simple enough to look at and scroll through on your wearable device. You can now have access to all the information (although of course, whether it is accurate is another matter) found on Wikipedia, just by looking at your wrist and pushing a few small buttons.
Of course, it may seem a bit weird to be scrolling through an encyclopaedia of sorts on your smartwatch, but remember that when Internet browsing started on mobile devices, people were having difficult adjusting to it after switching from a desktop or laptop. But eventually, developers and designers were able to adjust web pages to fit into the smaller screens. This is the reasoning behind Attopedia’s developer, and this is the first step towards a future when we will be browsing more on wearables.
So if you feel the need to be a fountain of information with just a flick of the wrist, then you better get Attopedia on your Android Wear stat. You can download it for free from the Google Play Store.