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15 best IFTTT recipes for Android Wear

enero 17, 2020

Maybe you've just heard of IFTTT; maybe you're also using it a little. Or you can be a power user whose life led by IFTTT. In case you are unfamiliar, IFTTT is a service that claims to "make the Internet work for you". one of the most powerful free automation services available. Pronounced "gift" without G, IFTTT works on the premise of "if this, then that" where this and that represent the channels, ranging from email, social media, smart light web services, photos on the phone and even Android Wear .

Yes, correct: IFTTT now has Android Wear as a channel and, frankly, it opens the platform to a world of possibilities. If you own a wearable Android device and don't use IFTTT, you're missing out on a lot. As with any other channel, you can create your own recipes or use what others have prepared and shared with the world. Since the huge IFTTT recipe library, we present you some of the best Android Wear IFTTT readymade recipes.

Before actually getting into the recipes, a few things to consider. One, this article assumes that you are already familiar with using IFTTT, and as such, don't go into the step-by-step instructions for using these recipes. Secondly, these are personalized recipes that can be modified by the creator and, therefore, all the information presented is accurate at the time of writing this article. Finally, some of these recipes may seem strange, because you can also do the same things on your Android smartphone. So why wear? Convenience. This is the idea behind IFTTT anyway.

1. Be alerted if it rains tomorrow

This recipe basically generates an Android Wear notification if it rains in the specified area tomorrow. Why this instead of Google Now alerts? Because you can choose to be notified for a custom location rather than your location. The notification itself can be customized in terms of text and amount of data that can be included.

Thanks to the configuration options, you can also use this recipe for other weather conditions, not just for rain.

Channels: Android Wear, Weather

Get the recipe here.

2. Preview photos on Android Wear

Do you know how you can use your Android Wear device as a remote camera shutter? This recipe will allow you to preview photos directly on your wrist. Very useful if you have set your camera in a position and want to activate the photo remotely, while you are trying to understand what is in the frame at the same time.

Channels: Android Wear, Android Photos

Get the recipe here.

3. Apologize yourself with a fake phone call

Imagine yourself in a situation you want to get out of without being rude. This recipe will trigger a fake phone call from your Android Wear smartwatch that will allow you to run away wherever you are. One caveat: the phone channel only works for U.S. based phone numbers (at least right now).

Channels: Android Wear, Phone

Get the recipe here.

4. Receive notifications for missed calls

One of the biggest advantages of having a smartwatch that I see receiving call notifications directly on the wrist, since all watches provide real-time alerts for when a call is received. But what if you had a call that you missed and want to see later? By default, there are no persistent notifications for missed calls in Android Wear. This where this useful recipe. Activate a text notification on your smartwatch that will stay there until you turn it off manually, allowing you to take a look at your wrist of who you missed the call. The warning text can be customized in the advanced recipe settings.

Channels: Android Wear, Android Phone Call (other than the Phone channel, works everywhere)

Get the recipe here.

5. Send a text message to your significant other when you go home

This is a really interesting recipe that basically allows you to send an SMS to a predefined number with a personalized message at the touch of a button. The really interesting thing about this recipe is if you connect it to geofencing, so I use it to let my wife know when I arrive or leave work. However, even generating text at the push of a button can be useful. And since the text can be customized, you can even use it as an SOS message in disastrous conditions.

Check the advanced settings for this recipe before using it: there is a lot you can do.

Channels: Android Wear, Android SMS

Get the recipe here.

6. Receive notifications on Facebook photo tags on wear

Normally I don't authorize the notifications of my Facebook apps on Android Wear, mainly due to the volume of pages / group notifications and Candy Crush invitations (which ruin my battery much faster). However, I would also like to be informed when someone tags me in a photo. This recipe will send these notifications to your Android Wear smartwatch regardless of the Facebook app and Android Wear settings, so you don't miss any of these moments. also useful if you don't use the Facebook app on your smartphone, but you'll still like these notifications.

As with other similar recipes, you can also customize this for other types of events that will be notified to you.

Channels: Facebook, Android Wear

Get the recipe here.

7. Get directions on Android Wear when you leave for work

This is a very useful recipe that works even better when combined with geofencing. The basic premise that, as soon as you get out of work, Google Maps on your Android Wear will be started in driving mode with the directions for your workplace. The trigger can be done manually via a button on the watch or via geofencing. Please note that this recipe will require an initial configuration, but immediately afterwards.

Channels: Android Wear, Android device

Get the recipe here.

8. Get notified if someone tweets in your specified area

This recipe will send an Android Wear notification if someone tweets in the specified area, which may be your location or another you are interested in. The default configuration of this recipe will find out if someone is selling a property in the area, but basically it doesn't make sense and can be easily changed through the recipe settings. Useful if you are interested in learning about events anywhere, or to cover an event you may be part of.

Channels: Android Wear, Twitter

Get the recipe here.

9. Save location in Google Spreadsheet

Imagine going on a trip where you want to keep an eye on wherever you stop or visit, creating a visual map of your trip. Maybe you need something like that for work? This recipe will allow you to record your current contact details on a Google spreadsheet along with a Maps link with the push of an Android Wear button.

Channels: Android Wear, Google Drive

Get the recipe here.

10. Receive notifications of tracking shipments of slices on Android Wear

If you use Slice to manage your online purchases, you will like this. As an online shopper, most of my time is spent tracking the best offers, and later on figuring out where my shipments are when I place my order. This recipe will send a Slice alert to your Android smartwatch every time a shipment's status changes. You can change the text for the notification or other settings within the recipe.

Channels: Slice, Android Wear

Get the recipe here.

Note : the recipes beyond this point are related to intelligent hardware, mainly for home automation.

11. Turn on the Philips tone lights

If you are heavily invested in Hue's Philips smart lights, this recipe will come in handy. Activating this recipe is activated / deactivated for all connected Hue lights by simply pressing a button on your Android Wear smartwatch. Useful if you simply want to turn the lights on or off when you enter or leave the house.

Channels: Android Wear, Philips Hue

Get the recipe here.

12. Set the Nest thermostat temperature from Android Wear

Do you control the temperature of your home or office using Nest? This recipe will allow you to control the temperature of your thermostat using only your Android Wear smartwatch and without even needing your phone. Remember that this will implement a preconfigured temperature that you define in the recipe: you will not be able to change it directly from your smartwatch.

Channels: Android Wear, Nest Thermostat

Get the recipe here.

13. Control of WeMo switches from Android Wear

Similar to the logic behind Philips Hue lights, but taking it to a much broader level with WeMo switches. As these smart, WiFi-enabled switches are becoming more common, this recipe will allow you to activate all the switches with the push of a button. You can also combine it with a geofencing recipe to make sure your appliances are automatically turned off or on when you go out or enter the house.

Channels: Android Wear, WeMo Switch

Get the recipe here.

14. Activate Lutron Casta's wireless scenes from Android Wear

Bringing someone home after a romantic date and wanting to set the mood? Try this recipe if you use the Lutron Casta wireless passage in your home. With the push of a button, you can activate any preset scene in the room chosen by your Android Wear smartwatch, complete with sensitivity to light, temperature and brightness.

Channels: Android Wear, Lutron

Get the recipe here.

15. Arm / Disarm scout alarm system with Android Wear

Being one of the most flexible and convenient home monitoring and security solutions, Scout works wonderfully with Android Wear thanks to this recipe. In practice you can arm or disarm the security system using just one push of your Android Wear smartwatch, and thanks to the available settings, you can also configure this recipe for many more monitoring scenarios. It works even better in tandem with the Hue Lights, Nest or even WeMo switches.

Channels: Android Wear, Scout Alarm

Get the recipe here.

IFTTT has so much potential and these recipes don't even represent the tip of the figurative iceberg. Try them, play with the channels and in no time you will find yourself wondering how you have lived without IFTTT for so long.