Among the three new smart watches that were revealed this year only the Motorola Moto 360 is the one that comes with an ambient light sensors means it can automatically adjust the brightness of the screen depending on the lighting in a particular area. While both the LG G watch and the Samsung Galaxy Gear does not have an ambient light sensor and because of that users would have to adjust the brightness of the screen manually.
A developer has come up with an app called ‘’Display Brightness for Wear’’ for smart watches without an ambient light sensor which will automatically adjust the brightness of the screen. The way the app works is that it collects a mixture of data from different sources and according to that data it adjust the brightness of the screen. The data that the app collects is based on the activity of the user, the location the user is at and the time of the day. It means if the sun is down the display will dim its self but during the day time the app will guess its self whether the user is inside a building on out in the open area and will adjust the brightness of the screen according to that.
The app still misses a lot of features that can be useful in other situations as well but it’s a start and with time the developer might bring a lot other features as well to his ‘’ Display Brightness for Wear’’ app. At least the app would save its user a lot of battery life because keeping the brightness of the screen at high levels at all time can consume a lot of battery life though while using this app users won’t have the option to manually adjust the brightness anymore.