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You Can Now Use Your Android Wear Device As A Remote Shutter

by Brandon Russell | July 9, 2014July 9, 2014 3:00 pm PST


Your Android Wear device doesn’t just serve as a notification companion or Google Now middle-man. In a new Google Camera update, the platform is now able to act as a remote shutter for your Android device. Now it’ll be easier than ever to set your device down and snap a picture—no hands required.

The update is now available through Google Play, and introduces a new card that appears on Android Wear when the Camera app is launched. Once the card shows up, you simply tap it, which will then begin a three second countdown before the photo is eventually taken. Easy enough. There are also new wide angle and fisheye modes in Panorama, along with the ability to choose between 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios.

With Android Wear devices now available, developers are quickly adding compatibility with apps; there’s an entire section dedicated to apps for Android Wear, which includes apps like Lyft, Runtastic Running, IFTTT, Google Keep, Duolingo and Hangouts.

Much wider compatibility is sure to come over the next few months, but it’s great to see experiences already being beefed up to take advantage of Google’s new wearable platform.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.