Wear Calc for Android Wear released so you don’t have to yell at your wrist to do math

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Those of you rockin’ an Android Wear smartwatch from either Samsung or LG will be happy to know that you no longer have to act like a barbarian and yell at your wrist to do simple math equations. Until now, the only way to do math  equations on Android Wear was to say ‘ok google’ followed by the equation you’re looking to solve. Google’s built in functionality works quite well as long as you have a data connection and you’re in a position to speak to your smartwatch. Wear Calc is a simple calculator for Android Wear that runs natively on your wearable, solving these minor pain points with a simple touch interface.

To get started you’ll want to hit the widget below and install Wear Calc on your Android phone that’s paired with your smartwatch. Wear Calc will then magically be installed on your smartwatch, no additional steps required. It’s worth mentioning that I was unable to launch the application by saying ‘ok google start wear calc’ as Google kept confusing wear with where. If you run into this issue, just say ‘ok google start’ and select Wear Calc from the list of applications or head into the touch menu, scroll down to start, and select Wear Calc from there.

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  • NexusMan

    Curious a calculator isn’t already built in.

    • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

      Well, it is with Google Search… but I see your point.

      • NexusMan

        Yes, I know. But Gogle Search is also available on phones and tablets, and so are built in calculators.

  • jbenderhof

    I’m a 58008 man myself.

  • ineptone

    Long live the calculator watch.

  • Dwight

    Great, now my friends won’t know when I can’t to simple arithmetic in my head!

  • Schaweet

    I’m so making this my home screen on my watch if I can.

  • Joan Yu

    I like this.

  • TDN

    Cue the 80’s TV theme music… :)

    • ari_free

      • TDN

        I was thinking more along the lines of “Magnum P.I.” or “The ‘A’ Team”, but that will work too, LOL.

  • joseph mcfadden

    i find it simply hilarious that 20 years ago i was made fun of relentlessly for wearing a watch with a calculator on it in school….now you wear one of these and its cool. *sigh*

    • ari_free

      Well they should have made of you for not knowing that 8 x 7 = 56. But they didn’t because they probably didn’t know it themselves and need to look it up on google.

      • yochanan

        I think you missed the 20 years ago part. ;)

    • yochanan

      Guilty. I had a Casio “smart” watch. :D

    • NexusMan

      That sucks for you. I was thought of as cool when I wore mine! (But granted, I wore it a little more than 20 years ago. You may have just missed the “cool” boat).

  • Gus70

    Moto 360 support???

    I have a feeling as much as I really want and prefer the Moto 360 over the others, that the Moto 360 is just not going to be as compatible with Wear apps. :(

    • NexusMan

      Of course it is. All Android Wear devices work with all Android Wear apps.

      • Gus70

        If all Android Wear devices were compatible with all Android Wear apps then Minuum wouldn’t be working on Moto 360 compatibility. So I think not all Android Wear apps will be compatible with every Wear device.

        http://minuum.com/hello-moto-360-typing-on-a-circle/

        • NexusMan

          Minuum is choosing to design a special aesthetic for circular round faces. That is something completely different. That has zero to do with device compatibility, they just want to make a fancy looking version of the app that aesthetically exploits the circle, specifically. It was reported that already, they had to go back to the drawing board, because they quite foolishly, completely ignored Google’s guidelines to NOT place anything in that lower portion of the screen…but they designed there anyway, only to find out that that is dead space and not actual screen.