Android Wear devices gain remote shutter function in update

Android Wear update turns smartwatches into smartphone camera shutter remotes.

@ShaneMcGlaun
Published Thu, Jul 10 2014 12:00 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:15 PM CST

If you are using an Android Wear device like a smartwatch, a new update to the official Google Camera app has landed that gives your smartwatch a new feature. The Android Wear platform now has the ability to act as a remote shutter button for your smartphone camera.

Android Wear devices gain remote shutter function in update | TweakTown.com

With the update applied, users can tap on the watch face to take a picture with their phone. Once the screen is touched, a countdown appears. The image taken can be previewed on the watch face as well.

The update is available via Google Play right now. Users wanting to take a different route can also sideload the update to the Android device.

NEWS SOURCE:droid-life.com

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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