Huawei Watch expected to get Marshmallow on February 29

Huawei Watch is still one of the prettiest Wear watches. Photo: Huawei

Huawei Watch is still one of the prettiest Wear watches. Photo: Huawei

The Huawei Watch will get its Marshmallow upgrade on Monday, February 29, according to a new report. The update will bring new navigation gestures, the ability to make and receive calls, and more.

Google announced this upgrade on February 4, and some Android Wear watchmakers started rolling it out soon after — but Huawei has been quiet about its own update plans. Now the unofficial Huawei Blog promises it will arrive on Monday.

With it will come a number of new gestures that will allow you to control your Watch hands-free, such as pushing your wrist away to open cards, and pulling it back to close them. You can also flick your wrist back and forth to scroll through cards and menus.

The update also adds the ability to send messages with your voice from a number of third-party apps, including Nextplus, Telegram, Viber, WeChat, and WhatsApp. Simply say commands like “OK Google, Send a WhatsApp message to Nathan: I’ll be right there.”

The final big upgrade for Huawei Watch owners is the ability to make and receive calls. Yes, this upgrade finally enables that speaker that packed inside your wearable, so if you can’t get access to your smartphone, you don’t have to miss those important calls.

We can’t confirm that this update will be available on February 29, but we have been expecting it to arrive imminently. As soon as Huawei starts rolling it out, we’ll update you.