Android Wear update will reportedly add Wi-Fi support, new gesture control and more

BY Evan Selleck

Published 10 Mar 2015

Huawei Watch

Android Wear has been available for a bit of time now, and while the functionality is great for what it is now, there’s always room to improve.

And, according to a report published by The Verge, an upcoming update to Android Wear will indeed push it forward quite a bit. According to the report, the wearable platform will soon receive an update that will add Wi-Fi support to an owner’s wrist, which means the smartwatch equipped with Wear will be able to receive notifications, and use Google Now, without the need for a Bluetooth connection to an Android smartphone.

On top of that, Android Wear’s upcoming update will also bring a new gesture control to the smartwatch platform, which will allow the user to flick their wrist to scroll through notifications and cards. Finally, the report states that finding Wear apps and contacts will be easier than ever before following this same update.

When this update will land, though, is still unknown unfortunately. As big as this update sounds, hopefully it’s soon.

[via The Verge]