Wearable Poker Games for the Samsung Galaxy Gear and Apple iWatch
Smart watches such as the Galaxy Gear from Samsung or the iWatch from Apple also hold some potential when it comes to providing poker tracking utility in live games, but unfortunately the screens of those devices simply don’t seem to be large enough to allow anyone to actually play the game with any degree of comfort. Even modern smartphones sometimes have problems with mimicking the complete functionality of desktop-based apps due to limited screen real estate. In the end, following a simple full ring game on the screen of you smart watch would probably be impossible unless the software developers came up with some ground-breaking solution when it comes to presenting the situation at the table.
Google Glass Poker Apps Could Already Be In Development
Aside from being the most convenient and obvious device for a live poker HUD app, Google Glass may be an excellent platform for a mobile poker app. In fact, many software developers have already started to work on games for Google Glass – and if that wasn’t enough, the products usually comes bundled with a number of pre-installed mini-games. Unfortunately, it’s somewhat hard to tell how practical a full-ring poker client would be for the limited screen real estate of Google Glass. After all, many modern variants of poker are exceptionally fast-paced and require you to assess the situation at the table at a glance, which might be hard to replicate on a first-generation wearable device.
Wearable devices aren’t as popular as smartphones or tablets right now, so it’s quite promising that they’ve already attracted so much attention of poker players from all over the world. However, the hardware limitations might prove to be simply too massive to overcome even for the most talented developers, as playing poker requires every participant to be able to see all the relevant cards, which might be impossible on such tiny screens. Furthermore, it is worth pointing out that many people might feel like mobile and desktop users would have an unfair advantage over wearable device owners if all of those players were placed on the same poker network.
The popularity of wearable devices will ultimately dictate how much effort is put into developing wearable gambling software.