Google brings interactive faces, couple sharing to Android Wear
Google today spilled the details on its newest Android Wear update, which is going to bring interactive faces to your wrist. The change will allow face makers to display useful information like upcoming appointments, weather forecasts, and your step count within your watch face.
Just like Apple Watch, Android Wear faces can now employ “complications” that display various bits of information, as well as shortcuts to your favorite apps. Think of them as teeny-tiny widgets made for your wrist. In the examples below, we see complications for weather, step count, and more.
Some third-party faces and face-making apps have allowed users to add their own complications to Android Wear faces, but with native support from Google in the latest Wear release, they’re going to become much better — and much more useful.
The new Wear update also brings Together, a new feature that allows couples to share things using only their watches. “Once you’ve paired your watch face with a partner’s, you’ll be able to share things like photos and emoji, as well as your activities (like if you’re working out, on the phone, or stuck in traffic),” Google explains.
This update is rolling out to all Wear devices “in the coming weeks,” Google says, so be on the lookout for it.