Google has released a new version of Android Wear and the updated software brings a range of new features to Android Wear.
One of the new features is speaker support, which means you can make and take calls from your wrist on supported devices.
The speaker support feature will be available in the Huawei Watch and the Asus Zenwatch, you can now also send more messages with your voice on other devices, there are also some new gestures.
You can see what is included in the latest version of Google;s Android Wear below:
- Navigate your watch with new gestures. Scrolling up and down your card stream is as simple as flicking your wrist. Starting today you can also expand a card, bring up your apps, or return home to your watch face with a push, lift or shake. You’ll be able to stay connected to what’s important, while keeping your phone (or other hand) in your pocket.
- Send more messages with just your voice. With Android Wear, you’ve always been able to get answers to spoken questions. Now you can also use your voice to send messages from apps like Google Hangouts, Nextplus, Telegram, Viber, WeChat, and WhatsApp. Running late for lunch? Just say “OK Google, Send a WhatsApp message to Nathan: I’ll be right there.”
- Make calls and listen to messages with speaker support. Screening calls from your wrist is a nice convenience that comes with Android Wear. Thanks to speaker support, you can now make and take calls over Bluetooth. And you can listen to audio/video messages with apps like Glide. All you need is a watch with a speaker, which today includes the Huawei Watch and the ASUS ZenWatch 2 (49mm).
Google has said that the software update will be rolling out to Android Wear devices over the next few weeks, you can find out more details over at the official Android Blog.
Source Android Blog