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Smartwatch Speaker Add-Ons

This Android Wear Update Allows For Voice Control With Your Smartwatch

— February 5, 2016 — Fashion
The new Android Wear update will feature some much-needed accessories and add-ons to Google's operating system for smartwatches.

The highlight of the new feature package will be the ability for you to make phone calls on your watch, something the Samsung Gear S2 and the Apple Watch are more than capable of doing. This particular feature is designed specifically for Android Wear watches that have built-in speakers. With the speaker feature activated, you can do things such as instruct your device (by voice) to send a WhatsApp message to a specific recipient for example.

Currently this includes the Huawei Watch and Asus ZenWatch 2 only, but expect that roster to expand thanks to the new Android Wear package. Voice control has long been a staple of regular smartphones, and this Android Wear accessory ensures that it soon becomes a staple in smartwatches as well.



Trend Themes
1. Smartwatch Speaker Add-ons - The addition of built-in speaker feature to Android Wear watches opens up opportunities for new phone and voice control applications.
2. Expansion of Android Wear Compatibility - The new feature package expands the roster of Android Wear watches with built-in speakers, creating opportunities for manufacturers to capitalize on this feature with their products.
3. Integration of Voice Control in Wearable Technology - The development of voice control in Android Wear smartwatches aligns with a growing trend towards wearable technology featuring hands-free accessibility.
Industry Implications
1. Mobile Devices - The addition of phone and voice control features to smartwatches highlights an opportunity for mobile device manufacturers to develop accessories that maximize the functionality of wearable technology.
2. Wearable Technology - The integration of voice control in smartwatches represents a new frontier in wearable technology innovation, with a potential to provide convenience and accessibility to users.
3. Communication Technology - The development of phone and voice control features in Android Wear smartwatches will drive innovation in communication technology, enabling new applications to be developed for wearable communication devices.
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