Did you ever dream of having a Dick Tracy watch? Good news: Google just unveiled it. Okay, so it might not help you fight crime, but the interface for its upcoming Android Wear watches that the tech giant just unveiled might otherwise be life-changing. The watch is expected to launch later this year. Here’s why it is going to be amazing.
All you’ll have to do is say, “Okay, Google,” and then ask whatever you want. As Google explained in a blog post announcing that Android technology is coming to watches, questions could be anything from how many calories are in an avocado, to what the score is in a game. Voice commands will also help when you’re out and about. “Okay, Google. Where’s the nearest toy store?” And there’s the answer on Google Maps on your watch.
Connecting to other devices
The watch actually looks good
A lot of wearable tech seems like it was made with designers focusing all their attention on the tech and little, if any, on the aesthetics of the hardware. That, or the design is so sleek it feels almost too futuristic, like images of Apple’s rumoured iPhone watch that have circulated around the Web. The sleek watch with the round face shown in the Google’s video – Motorola’s Moto 360 – seems inspired by classic watch design, albeit with a very minimalist sensibility.
Follow Dave McGinn on Twitter: