If you have a smartwatch powered by Google’s platform for wearable devices then you might want to watch out for this new bug that’s going around. Many Android Wear smartwatch users have found that apps crash expectedly on their wearable devices. This behavior is being noticed with full screen fitness applications which tap into the devices’ accelerometer for data.
Such apps are crashing and obviously users who are trying to use these apps are getting irritated by it. The reason why this is happening could be due to the watch itself trying to lift data from the accelerometer to update the step count in the pedometer. This ultimately results in fitness released full screen apps crashing on the Android Wear smartwatches.
Until Google gets around to releasing an update that fixes this bug the person who discovered this has also come up with a temporary solution to ensure that these applications don’t crash on launch. Basically apps which are likely to crash don’t open in full screen mode.
The person says that instead of trying to start the application in a full screen mode create a persistent notification in context stream and then allow that notification to go full screen. This will prevent other cards from trying to stop the activity with the end result being no app crashes.
Google is yet to confirm that its working on a software fix for this bug but nevertheless we should lose hope for a software update, it should be pushed out over the next few days.