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Finance App ‘Robinhood’ Brings Support For Android Wear

January 26, 2016 - Written By Justin Diaz

Trading stocks on mobile is as easy as pie compared to trading stocks on mobile just five or six years ago, and compared to trading stocks before mobile was even an option, there’s nothing simpler. Apps like Robinhood are taking the notion of stock trading and bringing it to the masses through their Android app, making it easy and free to trade stocks whenever and where ever you desire. Robinhood is certainly not the only app on Android which allows this kind of financial activity, but as trades are free, it’s easy even for newcomers and makes the whole idea of trading stocks a little more inviting.

In the latest update to the Robinhood app, Robinhood is making things even easier for new and existing users, as they have just added Android Wear support to the application, meaning you can check your stock portfolio and your watchlist any time you want to from the wrist, completely alleviating any need to pull your phone out of your pocket and interact with the app, which can be especially useful. While it doesn’t appear that you can make trades from the Android Wear version of Robinhood, there’s always the possibility that they will incorporate this functionality at a later point now that the app actually supports the platform.

Robinhood has been kind enough to take users’ battery life into account and have added in a “night mode” so you can lessen the amount of battery drained by interacting with it, and as you’re scrolling through your watchlist of different stocks, you can tap on any stock to see more details about that particular one. If you’ve not used the Robinhood app before and you have an Android Wear smartwatch, then now is perhaps the best time to give the free finance app a chance. Trades are super simple and the app itself has plenty of other useful features that make it worth looking into, like market data and quotes that are accessible in real-time. and if you’re new to stock trading and aren’t sure when markets are closed, Robinhood makes this simple too by color coding the open and closed markets so you can tell just by glancing.

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