Google has updated its Google Camera app for Wear OS. The application, which allows you to take photos from your wrist, offers a new, more modern interface.
If the connected watches above all allow you to monitor your health, to obtain various data on your activity and to have precise results as to your health performance, the models under watchOS or Wear OS offer much more functionalities thanks to the use third-party apps. We obviously think of music playback, mapping services or applications to improve productivity.
Another use that can be made of his connected watch is the use of the screen as a remote monitor for the camera of his smartphone. This is what Google offers with its camera application, Google Camera. As the site says 9to5Googlethe Mountain View company has just updated its Google Camera application for Wear OS, which is now in version 8.6 and benefits from a new interface, more suited to the Material You theme.
If it may seem, at first glance, particularly absurd to want to take photos using the screen of your connected watch – it is a long time ago of the Samsung Galaxy Gear and Gear 2 with their integrated cameras – l he idea here is to take advantage of the camera of your smartphone and use the screen of the watch as a simple return. One way, for example, to be able to control the shooting remotely if you want to take a group photo by positioning the phone several meters in front of you. The application allows you not only to have the return of the smartphone screen, but also to be able to trigger whenever you want.
A new rounded interface
The new version of Google Camera on Wear OS consists mainly of a redesign of the interface, more adapted to that offered on Google Pixel smartphones with Material You. The icons have therefore gained in roundness and the parameters are encapsulated in pill shapes. The application also allows you to change focal length thanks to a zoom present on the right side of the watch screen. In the settings, Google Camera for Wear OS also allows you to change the camera – rear or selfie – and activate a timer.
Only, as always with Google Camera, this application has a limit, since it is only compatible with Google Camera on smartphones. To use it on your connected watch, you will therefore necessarily need to have a smartphone using the Google application for shooting on your phone. We are thinking in particular of the Google Pixel 6, Google Pixel 6 Pro and Google Pixel 6a. In itself, the application for Wear OS is however offered on all connected watches taking advantage of the Google system, including the latest Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. Remember that Google plans to launch its very first connected watch, the Google Pixel Watch, in the coming weeks.
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