Google Bring Speaker Support & New Gestures On Upcoming Android Wear Update

Some Android Wear smartwatches have speaker built-in but were not active at release. Google has announced the new Android Wear update will enabling speaker support. That’s mean selected Android Wear-powered smartwatches are able to make calls and listen to messages, just like Dick Tracy.

Currently only two Android Wear smartphone that has speaker built-in; Huawei Watch and ASUS ZenWatch 2.

These are changes included on the new 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 the Huawei Watch and the ASUS ZenWatch 2 (49mm).
      The new update will be taking place in these few weeks, so keep an eye out for the the update on your watch.
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