Display Brightness for Wear

Display Brightness for Wear


Uses the coarse location to calculate sunrise and sunset times, as well as the Google Play Services activity detection API to automatically set the display brightness on your Android Wear.

This is only necessary for watches that DON'T have an ambient light sensor. This is not needed for the Moto 360, but can be used with it if the watch brightness setting is on manual mode. If the watch is on auto, this app will not change the value (useful if you have multiple Android Wear devices.)

If it's night time, the brightness will always be set to the lowest.

If it's day time, it will determine the brightness, between medium and high, based on the current user activity. Feel free to change the brightness levels depending on your activities.

By using the activity detection, we are making assumptions to determine whether the user is indoors, or outdoors, and then setting the display brightness on the watch based on that.

For battery saving purposes, there may be a delay between each detection.

Recent changes:
- Allow the user to set the display brightness desired depending on the specific activity.
- Only change display brightness if the current brightness mode is manual (support for moto 360, useful if you own multiple android wear devices and some don't have an ambient light sensor)
- Fix for sunrise/sunset detection
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4.1
User ratings
78
Installs
1,000+
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0
File size
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About Display Brightness for Wear
Uses the coarse location to calculate sunrise and sunset times, as well as the Google Play Services activity detection API to automatically set the display brightness on your Android Wear.

This is only necessary for watches that DON'T have an ambient light sensor. This is not needed for the Moto 360, but can be used with it if the watch brightness setting is on manual mode. If the watch is on auto, this app will not change the value (useful if you have multiple Android Wear devices.)

If it's night time, the brightness will always be set to the lowest.

If it's day time, it will determine the brightness, between medium and high, based on the current user activity. Feel free to change the brightness levels depending on your activities.

By using the activity detection, we are making assumptions to determine whether the user is indoors, or outdoors, and then setting the display brightness on the watch based on that.

For battery saving purposes, there may be a delay between each detection.

Recent changes:
- Allow the user to set the display brightness desired depending on the specific activity.
- Only change display brightness if the current brightness mode is manual (support for moto 360, useful if you own multiple android wear devices and some don't have an ambient light sensor)
- Fix for sunrise/sunset detection
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A Google User
Aug 28, 2014
Doesn't seem to do anything? I ran this for a few days, but doesn't seem to do anything. Granted, I use Lux to control brightness, not sure if that's an issue.
A Google User
Aug 6, 2014
Uninstalled Wasn't sure this was working after checking my brightness throughout the day.
A Google User
Aug 3, 2014
Doesn't work Set brightness to 50% for the whole day, doesn't change after that. No indication that it is runs at all.
A Google User
Aug 3, 2014
Works great But need some custom fine tuning - for example at home at day time 3 is to light for me and I would like to be able to change it to 2.
A Google User
Aug 2, 2014
Not convinced I'm not convinced this is actually doing anything... Brightness always at the same level, day or night, driving, not driving.....