Google Camera update brings remote shutter function to Android Wear

LG G Watch

It’s only been a few weeks since Android Wear devices went on sale and already we’ve begun to get a glimpse of what the future has in store for wearables. In its current state, the Android Wear OS is closed to third party manufacturers. What you get is what Google wants you to experience. The idea behind such a move is to maintain a consistent user experience across all Android Wear smartwatches. It also ensures that Google can roll out features without having to worry about functionality. Today’s update to Google Camera brings one such cool feature.

LG G Watch

With the newly updated Google Camera app, users will be able to remotely control the camera on their phones through an Android Wear smartwatch. Currently the functionality is limited to just acting as a remote shutter for the camera on the phone. You place your phone where you want to take the picture and press the shutter button on the watch. A countdown timer will start after which the watch will remote trigger the shutter on the camera. You will be able to preview the picture on the watch.

It would be really cool if the watch would function as a view finder for the camera. Actual cameras have been doing it for a while where the phone would display a live view of what the camera is seeing. You could then remotely trigger the shutter from the phone. Hopefully in a future update we may get to see such functionality.

Source: Play Store


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