Wearable devices are slowly becoming more popular, there are some targeted towards users who want to measure some fitness-related data to monitor their health, while there are some others who just want to receive notifications from their smartphones in a more glanceable way so they don’t have to take out their smartphone every single time to know what’s going on. Developers are making more apps designed specifically for this kind of devices every day. The Tizen-based Samsung Gear S2 has a peculiar UI, as not only does it have a circular touch-screen, some elements can also be controlled by the rotating bezel around the screen. Now, the travel services mobile app Quicket has announced that they are creating an app specifically designed for the Gear S2.
Quciket is already available in many mobile platforms including Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry OS, and now it will bring some of that functionality to Samsung’s most recent smartwatch. The app has been designed to take advantage of the small round screen and it recognizes voice commands to help you quickly find flight airfares for specific dates. The app can even predict price changes, so it will alert you if a lower price is available soon or if the prices are almost the same for your required schedule. The app is able to track timelines, so it will tell you how much time you’ve got before you need to check-in and it will let you know about your flight status, so you know about possible delays at a glance. You’ll also be provided with the gate number that you need to board and even the distance between you and that gate. The app is currently listed as “coming soon” for the Gear S2, so we’ll have to wait a little longer to see what else can be done from this version of the app.
It would be interesting to have social interactions from the wrist, as the mobile app allows you to check in and find out who is near your seat at a certain flight. Users can also book hotel rooms from the mobile app and explore duty-free shops in airports, but so far, it seems that they integrated some of the most important features in the smartwatch app.