Android Wear 5.1.1: What’s New for Smartwatches?

In our Smartwatch forum asks Kai, whether we could not even make a summary what is new in Android wear with the version 5.1.1 . The long whitsuntide weekend can be used Yes after all, ideal to try out the improvements and features. In this sense we would give like the overview on the way, that although no claim to be exhaustive, but has one on attention to detail.

These Smartwatches get Android wear 5.1.1.

The update to Android Wear 5.1.1 was already somewhat long ago initiated, updating is slow but on the individual models. Nevertheless, user of a Moto should now 360, Sony Smartwatch 3, ASUS ZenWatch, LG G R, LG watch G watch and Samsung gear live with the new version be supplied. The LG watch runs urban Yes ex works with Android wear 5.1.1. For everyone else: ensures that your Android wear companion app is up to date. Here if an update is available, then you can perform easy play store that on the Android phone Google. In-app updating will be shown then you by Android wear.

What’s new in Android wear 5.1.1?

And the update is really worth. Because Google has implemented very useful features and powerful upgraded with the latest version of the operating system of the Smartwatch. Here an overview of the best new features of Android wear 5.1.1.

WiFi support for Smartwatches. Users of LG watch can enjoy urban, Moto 360, Sony Smartwatch 3 and Samsung gear live via the WiFi support. Are you in the local Wi-FI network, so this will increase the range between mobile and Smartwatch – before getting the Bluetooth distance was needed. To take the feature in claim, you have to go in the Android wear companion app activate “Cloud Sync” in the preferences. In the third quarter, incidentally, another update for the LG comes G watch R, so that this feature is supported – the hardware to be already exists, the manufacturer said.

A new launcher. With a tap on the dial, an app launcher with the selection of your apps on the Smartwatch opens from now on directly. The contacts can you reach just as quickly with the stroke of a finger left, like Google now a level further right (see image).

Always on apps. Previously, it was that the time was always enabled, so you can quickly read the time with the Android wear Smartwatches. This feature extends Google on apps. You will turn your wrist, displayed content will remain active. You are but a little thinner and appears only in black and white, to save power. So, all the information are easy to reach.

New gesture controls. Navigation through Google-now-like cards on the Smartwatch is of course to get into Android wear 5.1.1. Only can you they now also by a smart rocker arm scroll:

Dedicated Google Maps application. Because accessing apps in Android wear is Yes now easier, Google has brought also a separate maps application for the wrist. We have the app in an extra contribution already presented.

Better notifications. With the so-called “Heads-Up”-its nothing missed notifications. Incoming notifications, such as SMS and push messages, will also appear when you do something on the Smartwatch.

Paints your Emojis. In terms of communication was improved. Here ih can immediately in Android wear 5.1.1 painting smileys – they are then converted into the corresponding Emoji.

Questions about Android wear 5.1.1?

Do you have any questions about the update or problems with Android wear 5.1.1? Then our Smartwatch Forum is you see the page. We are looking forward to your visit. Until then: have fun with the Android wear update.

 

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