Now users can shoot pics on smartphones with their Android Wear watch

Google is slowly adding to the arsenal of features on Android Wear and the most recent update comes to the camera app on connected smartphones.


Google is slowly adding to the arsenal of features on Android Wear and the most recent update comes to the camera app on connected smartphones.

 

The stock Google Camera has now got an update that adds new functionality specifically for Android Wear devices.

 

Thanks to the update, the Android Wear smartwatch be it an LG G Watch or the Samsung Gear Live, can now act as a remote shutter button for your smartphone. The UI of the feature is limited to a single click button, while there's a timer counting down to let you know when the photo will be ready. You can also preview the picture on the Android Wear watch before going back to your phone.

 

At the moment though one killer feature is missing. You cannot use the Wear device as a second viewfinder, which means you are shooting blindly, if you are not setting up every shot. What this also means is that you cannot use the Lens Blur, Panorama or Photosphere mode.

 

Do note that if you have an Android Wear device, the update will show up on your phone for the Google Camera app, following which the remote shutter functionality will become active. At the moment, the update is not rolling out for all devices.


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