Display Brightness for Wear

Display Brightness for Wear


Notice: if the brightness does not change on your watch, restart the watch. Also, make sure to check the brightness by using the system settings and not a 3rd party app (like Wear Mini Launcher's settings), some 3rd party apps don't properly read the current brightness and update themselves when it changes.

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:
- Bug fix
- Use material theme for Android 5.0 devices
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3.9
User ratings
115
Installs
1,000+
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File size
2732 kb
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About Display Brightness for Wear
Notice: if the brightness does not change on your watch, restart the watch. Also, make sure to check the brightness by using the system settings and not a 3rd party app (like Wear Mini Launcher's settings), some 3rd party apps don't properly read the current brightness and update themselves when it changes.

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:
- Bug fix
- Use material theme for Android 5.0 devices
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A Google User
Nov 24, 2014
Not working on my LG G watch R? I have restarted the watch after installing, and my brightness setting never changes from 1. I still have to adjust the brightness setting manually.
A Google User
Nov 17, 2014
Improvements Happily giving 4 stars because at least now there's a visible change in the watch brightness 😀
A Google User
Sep 28, 2014
Restart your watch for it to begin working I have noticed a lot of reviews complaining that the app doesn't do anything... the app description says that you must restart your phone if it doesn't work. I am loving this app.
A Google User
Sep 17, 2014
Like it so far Would be nice if you could work on some more functionality like WiFi connection rules.
A Google User
Sep 12, 2014
Canes battery I don't want to give thus 1 star as it's free but it makes the watch battery last about 7 hours instead of the usual 20 I get