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10 Things You Didn’t Know Your Smartwatch Could Do



Remote Camera Shutter (Google Camera)

Remote Camera Shutter (Google Camera)

Similar to LookBehind mentioned above, those with the official Google Camera app (or select smartphones) can use a smartwatch as a remote to take photos or record a video.

Read: How to Take a Photo With Android Wear

Using Google Camera you can launch the app from Android Wear, and tap to snap a photo using a smartphone setup elsewhere, or on a tripod. This is perfect for group photos, sneaky photos, and an array of other things. There's multiple similar apps in the Play Store, but using the built-in feature and Google Camera is your best bet.

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  1. Treycent (@treycent)

    09/25/2015 at 8:01 am

    Here’s another one: Custom Voice Commands it lets you load your favorite photos by voice:

  2. Pete

    09/25/2015 at 8:37 am

    only 1 android wear watch to date has gps built in. that is surely not “most”

  3. roadpollution

    09/25/2015 at 6:01 pm

    from 2/10: “Turn an old phone into a Dropcam at home”. This would only work if the watch is connected to that “old phone”, and you were at home with it.

  4. Matt

    06/18/2016 at 6:30 am

    Phone finger??? Interesting…. Hadn’t heard of those… Maybe instead of looking into all these so called “best wear apps”, you should be looking into a nice spell check app. Hah

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