Updated 06:14 PM EDT, Wed, Oct 27, 2021

Android Wear Gets Hands-Free Options: Learn About New Gestures Here

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Googe has added useful hands-free features for people on the go and always busy with various tasks to its Android Wear platform. 

PC Mag noted that among these new introductions are wrist gestures which allow users to do tasks with a simple touch.

It added that Android Watch users can "push, lift, or shake" their wrists to open applications or go to the home screen.

In explaining more about these features, Android Blog revealed that a flick of a wrist can scroll one's card steam.

Also, messages can be sent with voice instructions. The official blog noted that voice commands will send messages to applications such as Whats App, Google Hangouts, Nextplus, Telegram, Viber and WeChat.

Another new feature in the smartwatch platform is the ability to use a speaker when making a call or listening to your messages.

It noted that this speaker support helps users to take their calls remotely using Bluetooth or playback audio messages in applications such as Glide. But for one to be able to maximize this feature, Android Blog said they would need a watch with a speaker like the ASUS ZenWatch 2 or the Huawei Watch.

In addition, Engadget mentioned that users can also control and even search for music with just their voice.

Ars Technica, on the other hand, claimed that Android Wear users can already hear an alarm in their smartwatches.

It said that this could be a "notification chime" for the alarm feature.

The Verge, however, noted that the gestures for the watch will need some decoding before you can discover all.

It also claimed that this new update will be available for Android Wear watches in the coming weeks. Google has reportedly not introduced big changes to its smartwatch platform since introducing it almost two years ago.

These changes, as per GottaBeMobile, were part of the rolling out of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the Android Wear.

The same report highlighted that it is still not clear which watch will receive it first, but it claimed that the Moto 360 2nd Gen is the best candidate since it is the most popular one.

In October last year, Android Wear allowed users to make Skype calls using their Moto 360, Huawei Watch, LG Watch Urbane, or the ASUS ZenWatch.

TechTimes reported that Android Wear app users can reply to messages using their watch and even include emojis in their replies.

A separate Google blog post said that users are able to reply directly to messages using the watch through "voice-to-text by speaking to your wrist."

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