New Android Wear update brings support for speakers, new gestures

04 February, 2016
The new software will be rolling out to all Android Wear smartwatches over the next few weeks.

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  • AnonD-500117

AnonD-497191, 05 Feb 2016The update is for all Android Wear smart watches, but it just so... moreWell said

  • AnonD-500117

yash92duster, 05 Feb 2016Asus ZenWatch 2 best budget smartwatch and best android wear Os ... moreAsus is cheap looking. Budget usually means cheap.

  • Gibby

Anonymous, 05 Feb 2016the answer is in your heartHahaha!
OK ok everyone! I've never owned a smartwatch but makes sense that they all have microphones for Google Now to function.
Not a fan of either the Huawei or the new Asus watch so this article isn't that relevant to me.
I'm quite amazed there are so few watches with speakers!

  • AnonD-428472

;-) If you had a Bluetooth headset, you have always had the full call function, even before you had the watch. There's no need to even talk into the watch's microphone.

This article just says basically states that people with the Huawei or Zenwatch 2 can now essentially use the watch itself to replace a Bluetooth headset.

  • AnonD-497287

Gibby, 04 Feb 2016The information in this article doesn't make sense. How can an... moreI am pretty sure it is mandatory to have a mic on Android Wear.

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to customize watch to our needs
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*Built-in speaker
Make and receive phone calls using the watch speaker and hear an alarm or audio message through supported apps.

*My Asus ZenWatch-2 lasts 3 days with light usage on the greyscale WatchFaces mode.
*Best budget smartwatch. ( Rs. 11999 Only )
*No heart rate and NFC ( not very much required at all)
* New android wear 1.4 with android 6 marshmallow update will bring new gestures and speaker support
*Overall excellent smartwatch and a must buy smartwatch

Thumbs up for ASUS

  • DroidMan

Gibby, 04 Feb 2016The information in this article doesn't make sense. How can an... moreAll android wear watches have microphones already. That's how the "OK Google" feature works.

  • AnonD-67141

My Sony Smatchwatch 3 has a mic but no speaker. What if it is paired up with a Bluetooth headphone. Would that work?

  • AnonD-362866

wow... Nice catching up droids ;)

  • Anonymous

*Asus ZenWatch 2 is the perfect budget smartwatch ( Rs.11999 only )
*Charge lasts for 3 days with minimal usage
for heavy usage it lasts for 1.5 days.
*no need of heart rate sensor as i have it on my S5
*waiting for 1.4 update for speaker support

Thumbs up for ASUS

  • Anonymous

Gibby, 04 Feb 2016The information in this article doesn't make sense. How can an... morethe answer is in your heart

  • AnonD-497191

Gibby, 04 Feb 2016The information in this article doesn't make sense. How can an... moreThe update is for all Android Wear smart watches, but it just so happens that Asus Zenwatch 2 and Huawei may have had an insight of the future Android Wear updates that compelled them to included speakers in their newest watches. Those individuals with Asus Zenwatch 2 and Huawei will benefit the most from the upgrade until other wearable companies start releasing new watches with speakers and consumers start buying them.

  • AnonD-497191

AnonD-428472, 04 Feb 2016ALL Android Wear watches have a microphone already, so it wasn't... moreWe know that all Android Wear powered watches have microphones to talk into and speak commands, no arguing that, but NOT all Android Wear watches have speakers to answer incoming calls, hear alarms, notifications and even music if you wanted to. So yes it was appropriate that ASUS and Huawei were mentioned because they are the only confirmed Android Wear smart watches to date that have speakers.

  • AnonD-428472

Gibby, 04 Feb 2016The information in this article doesn't make sense. How can an... moreALL Android Wear watches have a microphone already, so it wasn't necessary to mention it. Only a select few currently have built in speakers as well.

  • SDEagle

Gibby, 04 Feb 2016The information in this article doesn't make sense. How can an... moreLol, what they meant was - The update brings the support to all the smartwatches that already have built-in speakers (like the one by Huawei). Of course, the update may not be useful for the ones that do not have built-in speakers (like the ones by Moto).

  • Gibby

The information in this article doesn't make sense.
How can an update for watches with just speakers make it possible to make calls?
Surely the watch would require a speaker AND a microphone?!?!?
Can someone pls clarify?