Android Wear has gotten a new update, adding support for interactive watch faces, which will make it a lot easier to perform tasks such as checking your calendar, opening an app and more. Developers will now be able to add some extra features to the watch faces they make where users can access certain functionalities with a single tap on they watch home. Some of these functionalities are:
- Bits: Choose the info you want at a glance—from weather, to unread mail, to upcoming meetings. Want to know this afternoon’s weather forecast? Just tap on the weather complication.
- Under Armour: Stay motivated with fitness stats on your wrist. Tap the watch face to see your step count, calories burned, and distance.
- Together: Android Wear’s Together Watch Face lets two people stay close throughout the day by turning the entire watch face into a space for sharing. 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).
The new update also brings translation. You can now speak to your Android Wear device and it will translate to any of the 44 languages.
The update will be rolling out over the next weeks.