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 fixes
- Add ability to customize brightness levels during the night as well instead of forcing it to the lowest level.
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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 fixes
- Add ability to customize brightness levels during the night as well instead of forcing it to the lowest level.
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Apr 4, 2015
Needs work Good idea but doesn't work on G Watch R even after restart.
A Google User
Mar 2, 2015
I want it, but it is too limited Great idea. Crap implementation. It comes with a list of activities. Want to add your own? Too bad. Want to delete one? To bad. You get what's on the list. The description mentions using your coarse location for sunrise/sunset. There is no way to do this. The menu button does nothing. Long press brings up the brightness for the pre defined list. Uninstalled.
A Google User
Jan 10, 2015
ambient mode brightness With the "Always on" setting my ambient brightness setting is noticeable brighter than the normal mode. It should always be less. If this is added in the settings then this app gets 5 stars!
A Google User
Dec 9, 2014
Conflicts with other brightness apps Seems to work well on its own bit when using a launcher with a brightness shortcut it didn't seem to work
A Google User
Dec 9, 2014
I Love bacon And this app
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