Google confirms WiFi update for some Android smart watches Wear




Google has updated its Android Wear announced that four smart watches have the ability to create Wi-Fi connections. Apps can now continue to keep the display and there is a locking function available.

The Wi-Fi support is according to Google are for the LG Watch Urbane, Moto 360, Sony SmartWatch 3 and Samsung Gear Live. If WiFi is activated, the watch will then clipped with a Bluetooth connection to the paired smartphone create a data connection to the Internet, provided that Wi-Fi networks in the region. According to Google, stay smart and watch as smartphone synchronized. Wi-Fi networks which must be signed by a Web work but not with the new Wi-Fi functionality in Android Gear.

Also new in Android Gear is the arrival of a locking function. It can automatically lock the smart watch as the user watches a certain time does not wear or if the connection is lost with the smartphone. By entering a swipe pattern smart watch can be unlocked again.

App developers can now also build Gear Android apps that always leave the screen. According to Google, this is useful for navigation and fitness apps. Furthermore, carriers of a smart watch emoji’s draw on the screen, for example, when sending a message, and the size of the font can be adjusted. Furthermore, heads-up notifications’ text messages display on top of other apps and Android Wear get some new gestures, such as “click through” to the next card after tilting the arm. This should make one-handed operation easier. Finally, it is possible to use the Android Wear Companion App to manage multiple smart watches.

Google says it has already begun rolling out the update for Android Wear. Users need to wear the Android app on their smartphone update from the Play Store.


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