Until Android Wear actually comes out on some real hardware, it's not much more than a bunch of promises, some of which are a little lofty. But if you look at the developer preview, there's some good news: Android Wear gets the basics right.

Macmixing took a spin through the preview of Android Wear, and while it doesn't yet support voice commands or any of the advanced Google Now-ish stuff that has us really excited, the basics of just seeing texts, checking emails, and interacting with tweets look rock-solid from the get-go. No extra apps to download or permissions to set up, and the time is always on screen by default, like any good watch. There's still a lot that remains to be seen, but so far so good. [Macmixing]