Appfour is a German indie developer that seems to jampack the missing features into your favorite Android Wear. Perhaps Google did not mean to introduce these bulky, information-heavy features just yet, but Appfour thought you might want to have a web browser, a video player, and documents apps on your Android Wear, that are actionable and functional. This time around they make the calendar on your Android Wear a tad more functional than Google’s stock Agenda.
Price: free, offers in-app purchases
Download from Google Play
The app’s features make a lot of sense. You can view your calendar in different layouts – by 1, 4 or 7 days per row with different level of detail in each, and a daily agenda overview. The app lets you add an event and even speak the event’s title instead of typing. Just say “add event” and then speak its title. You can edit and even delete an event directly from your Android Wear.
You can change colors for the events, and have multiple accounts’ calendars in it. An additional “details” overview gives you even more insight into the pending events. The app has a small footprint on your Wear resources, which is important.
The app is free to download, but some features like the ability to change colors for the events, configurable layouts and adding, editing an event from the smart watch directly are available in the premium version worth $2.99 via a one-time in-app purchase. The paid version also lets you create the configurable text presets for your events. The app supports most Android Wear smart watches – Motorola, LG, ASUS, Sony, Huawei, Samsung Gear Live, TAG Heuer and Fossil Q Founder.
Appfour currently offers a discount and you can get a bundle of its Android Wear apps for $10.
There really is little to complain about, except for the persistent way of placing Sunday at the beginning of the week even for those users whose weeks always start on Monday. I am sure this will be addressed in the upcoming updates. It would also make sense to apply the event colors users apply in their Google Calendar app for the streamlined and more intuitive experience. Also, reverting back to “today” from any other calendar view seems to be missing.
Even without its premium features, Calendar for Android Wear jam-packs a lot more information into its app than the stock view of Agenda. Since there are many Android Wear users that like to rely on their smart watch and leave their phone behind, when on WiFi, Calendar app might just be the kind of quick insight they need handy. Check it out, and stay tuned to PocketMeta for more mobile overviews, guides, roundups and apps and games reviews.