While Android Wear watches couldn’t generate the consumer excitement their manufacturers hoped for, they still have something to one-up the prolific Apple Watch with. For music geeks, anyway. Googeley website 9to5google wrote about a freshly discovered ‘easter egg’ left in by an enterprising Android Wear developer. Surprise – it’s a drum machine!
Beats on ya wrist
It goes like this: open the flashlight app, double tap, then hold. Some flashing colors after, you should be presented with a little o’ drum sequencer. It starts with a basic rhythm at around 135BPM, from which you can build your own sequence on a 4×4 grid. You have a kick drum, snare, bell, and open hi-hat at your disposal. Sounds like jolly good fun!
However, your watch does need to have a built-in speaker to let you hear the rhythm. Either that, or connect to a Bluetooth speaker and go from there.
The easter egg should work on any Android Wear watch built since 2015, so if you happen to rock one, try the tiny drum machine and let us know how it goes. By far, it is the tiniest drum machine available anywhere. I wonder if someone can hack MIDI into their watch to sequence some badass modulars from their wrist. Look Mum, No Computer – you hear that???