Wear are we with WearOS?

By Quintin Balsdon

Elevator Pitch

A brief look into the history of Google’s WearOS and how it stacks up against its competition. Asking tough questions of the developers and trying to understand our role in making it better for everyone.



Looking at some of the worrying things people are saying, and even more so what they are not

How Android as a platform was developed

Comparing the history of Android to understand how Google does releases, hopefully to provide a platform for understanding why WearOS is where it is right now

WearOS timeline

A history of WearOS and it’s competition


A look at: - Brands - Survey - Data surrounding WearOS and wearables in general


A list of questions to ponder as we consider whether as developers we want to get involved


A list of my ideas of wearable apps