By 5 February 2016 | Categories: news


If you've been hankering for more from your smartwatch, the next big Android Wear update might just be what you're looking for. Google took its blog yesterday to confirm a significant update will be rolling out to all Android Wear devices over the next few weeks, with a number of features in tow.

The new features are built around the current voice and gesture controls currently integrated into all Android Wear smartwatches. Worth highlighting are new gestures for the card system within Android Wear, allowing users to expand the card, launch apps and return home from the card itself. As such, this new feature aims to make navigation a tad more intuitive, according to Google.

The next feature revolves around voice and its applications for messages. We've always been able to say "Ok Google" when we wanted to query our wrist-mounted wearable, but now users can send messages via their voice from apps like Google Hangouts, Viber and WhatsApp.

The last and perhaps most important update will facilitate calls, as well as listening to messages on one's smartwatch. It does, however, come with a few requirements, as the Android Wear device must feature a built-in speaker and Bluetooth connectivity. 


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