| || |
blank cards, lack of results, crashing
I just got my LG G Watch and I'm trying to figure out if it is defective or if Android Wear is just super buggy. (I'm trying to use it with a Galaxy S4 phone running KitKat, BTW.) Things I've seen so far:
Lots and lots of blank cards. Just about anything beyond gmail and hangout messages displays as an empty card. I have 1Weather loaded since it was supposed to have a nice weather card on the watch. I instead see a nearly black card with a question mark and a couple other symbols (but no letters or numbers). If I use the Android Wear app to send demo cards to the watch, I can get 2 to show text (the birthday and flight status), but most everything else is blank or doesn't appear at all (e.g. I can't get the boarding pass to show up at all).
If I say "Navigate to" place-name, I see the words appearing properly, but the watch then does nothing. I can get it to set an alarm, but if I go into the list of actions and ask to see a list of alarms, the watch crashes ("Unfortunately Android Wear has stopped").
And just now the watch was refusing to let me choose any actions after tapping the red mic icon -- it would give me a near instant "I didn't catch that" black screen, which means that I couldn't ask the watch to reboot via the UI (I had to use a ball-point pen on the rear power switch).
I also tried using the "Wear Aware" app to have it notify me if my watch and phone get separated, but it doesn't do anything for me (can't even use the test button). Not sure if that is related to the other issues or not. Anyone getting it to work with their LG?