Android Wear latest update brings hands-free voice actions and gestures

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Android Wear latest update brings hands-free voice actions and gestures

Google announced the roll out of a new Android Wear software update, which will expand the hands-free user experience even more, with new voice actions and new gestures for smart watches.

These voice and gesture commands will enable the user to save reminders, send messages, and even make calls if their smartwatch has a built-in speaker like the Huawei Watch has.

The change log regarding the latest Android Wear update:

  • 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 theHuawei Watch and the ASUS ZenWatch 2 (49mm).

These new features and software improvements are rolling out to all Android Wear watches in the next few weeks, Google announces, Even models such as Casio Smart Outdoor Watch and Huawei Watch for Ladies introduced at CES 2016 will receive it.

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