Designer Concepts on UIs for the New Android Moto 360 Watch
The Google smart wear collection has been recently replenished with a brand-new concept – Moto 360 Smart Watch powered by Android. Though at first glance, the device looks like a regular chronometer that has a quite sophisticated appearance, in fact it is a high-tech piece of art that will not only display the current time but also offers you some helpful stuff. Thus, for example, it will keep track of your appointments and notify you when necessary; it will serve as a navigator that will walk you through a sea of roads and streets with the help of a standard Google Maps widget; moreover, providing you with a handy way of communicating with your friends via chat apps or social media will be also a part of its duty.
Though that’s all that is stated on the official website, it is quite enough for the imagination to run wild, especially when it comes to the creative minds of designers and developers. Members of the Dribbble community have already demonstrated some ingenious app variations on this topic, supplying regular onlookers with fantastic truly realistic gif animations.
We believe that we should also put our 2 cents in this discussion and shed light upon various mind-blowing solutions of small apps that, maybe someday, will run on our smart watches.
Smart Wear App Designs
Android Wear – Clock App by Ramotion
Here, the watch is actually used for its original purpose aka displaying the exact time, and also showcasing various notifications that is really helpful for those who leads a life rich in events. Thanks to a pure white background and contrasting black typography you won’t miss anything important.
Smart Watch Concept Animation by Steffen Nørgaard Andersen
The concept includes several basic widgets such as weather forecast, music player and list of phone numbers. Each widget replaces another one with a help of a pleasant transition effect.
Watch Store Concept by Housin Aziz
Everything is possible with an Android-driven smart wear. As the designer suggests you can freely search through various ecommerce websites, look through clothes items and even do your shopping. You will have to refresh the page to replay the animation.
Google Music by Nabeel Khalid
The designer makes use of a basic swipe effect that is inherent to the majority of mobile app UIs in order to make the process of changing and selecting tracks of a tiny music player look handy and habitual.
App Concept Adnroid Wear by Michal Galubinski
This concept is aimed at proving that chatting through an Android Watch has never been easier. The gif animation includes several functional screens that demonstrate basic functions.
Skype Adnroid Wear Concept by Michal Galubinski
Much like the previous example, this concept is also aimed at showcasing one of the most common ways of holding a conversation through the internet. The designer suggests its variation on the Skype app UI, making it absolutely neat and clean.
Facebook Adnroid Wear Concept by Michal Galubinski
Of course, what would we do without one of the most powerful social media platforma – Facebook? The gif features a basic workflow for connecting to your account and checking it out.
ANDROID WEAR UI – Voice Search by Tobs
Although the function of a voice search is a bit new and is not yet fully elaborated, it should definitely be on your smart watch; and this designer offers a quite elegant and fresh solution that won’t mislead you.
Droid Smartwatch Weather app by Unity
The gif animation depicts a standard weather forecast app in action. It includes several smoothly alternating screens that are based on solid color backdrops, relatively huge, line-style, intelligible icons and refined, ultra-narrow type that all together immediately gives an indication about the conditions outdoors.
Flappy Bird 360 for Android Wear by Unity
The games that are controlled by only one tap will definitely derive benefits from the Moto 360 watch and will find their place in your smart gadget, providing you with a pleasant pastime.
Shazam Android Wear by James Storer
Recognizing music only by means of bringing your wrist closer to the source – is really something. I hope someday all our issues about who performs this catchy song will disappear.
Bike & Seek for Android Wear by Julius Haukkasalo
Beyond doubt, it is really hard to imagine a contemporary portable smart gadget without several entertaining games. The team want to demonstrate that even such a small screen is not an obstacle for game lovers.
Starbucks Android Wear by Stefan Poulos
Much like various food-oriented websites and mobile applications, this app driven by Moto 360 will also be able to demonstrate menus, specials and new dishes as well as engage users with various bonus programs.
Small sized gifs of spectacular Android Wear UIs
What If? by Webshocker
The concept features a basic informative screen which is often found on home screens of mobile devices. It effectively displays the time, the location, a weather forecast and several notifications.
eBay with Android Wear by Noah Batterson
This is another brilliant solution on a selling/buying theme. The sleek gif animation features a handy interface for browsing and doing your shopping via eBay.
Android Wear – QQ App by Teny
Interactivity and communication – is a really good combination especially when it is spiced up with some funny, kind mascot. Vector illustrations, flat style and neutral coloring effectively enhance the app UI’s aesthetics.
Android Wear – Phone by George Frigo
The designer assumes that a smart gadget has to support phone calls, so he presents its own variation of a screen that displays all basic data along with an image.
Moto 360 Notification Concept by Siavash Shabanipour
The intelligent watch with a pleasant notification center sounds pretty modern. The gif animation shows only 2 basic screens: a gorgeous photo-based clock face and a widget with messages and notices.
Watch by Beard Chicken
The animation is highly futuristic with amazing 3d effects. Of course, nowadays such virtual projections look a bit unreal; however 50 years ago nobody could imagine that people would have an opportunity to communicate with each other via a small device that fits in your hand.
The Dribbble community always boasts of its ability to “look a few steps ahead” by providing regular users with mind-blowing, sometimes even unbelievable ideas. Though some of the projects remain only concepts, there are several that will definitely come to life.