Display Brightness for Wear

Display Brightness for Wear


(4 stars)


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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.

Recently changed in this version

- Bug fix
- Use material theme for Android 5.0 devices

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Comments and ratings for Display Brightness for Wear
  • (62 stars)

    by Andrew Moir on 04/04/2015

    Good idea but doesn't work on G Watch R even after restart.

  • (62 stars)

    by Ken Weise on 02/03/2015

    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.

  • (62 stars)

    by Danny Smalle on 10/01/2015

    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!

  • (62 stars)

    by Mike Colmo on 09/12/2014

    Seems to work well on its own bit when using a launcher with a brightness shortcut it didn't seem to work

  • (62 stars)

    by Oliver Rivas on 09/12/2014

    And this app

  • (62 stars)

    by Brian Pinard on 04/12/2014

    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.

  • (62 stars)

    by Olin Holly on 24/11/2014

    I have restarted the watch after installing, and my brightness setting never changes from 1. I still have to adjust the brightness setting manually.

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