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Wi-Fi for Android Wear connected watches

As Apple prepares to launch its smartwatch Watch, Google is preparing an update for models using its system Android Wear. This will add an interesting feature.

The Android Wear system will indeed support direct Wi-Fi connections. Connected watches with a Wi-Fi module can then use online services independently, without necessarily being paired in Bluetooth with a smartphone or tablet.

Asus ZenWatch 01 Huawei Watch 01 Asus ZenWatch and Huawei Watch watches in Android Wear, during MWC 2015 (DR; click to enlarge)

Besides that, we expect improvements in the management of gesture, including scrolling notifications or a Google Map with a flick of the wrist. We also talk about a few things at the level ofuser interface, for example to facilitate access to contacts and applications.