The Google Home app is often the heart of your smart home, but it’s not always convenient to use on a smartphone. Google has therefore updated the version for connected watches on Wear OS to make managing your home easier.
Last October, Google announced a public preview version of its Google Home app for Wear OS smartwatches. The app was only compatible with Wear OS 3 smartwatches and was lacking in features. This is no longer the case, because Google finally updated their app.
The two main aspects of this update are “speed and performance improvements” and easier navigation. Google Home for Wear OS gets a particularly big deal a new list view that makes it easier to access his devices” if you have 10 devices or fewer “, according to Google.
Google is rolling out new features in Google Home for smartwatches
Now the new Google Home app on Wear OS 3 (version 18.104.22.168) features a home screen that directly displays a list of rooms with the different devices that are in each. So turning on your connected lights should be faster than ever, especially since it is Now it is possible to open the app directly from quick settings.
Google also notes that you’ll now be able to ” Controllers that are linked to you and not yet assigned to a specific household ‘ without further information. Once again, this update should only be available on watches running Wear OS 3, including the Google Watch or the Galaxy Watch 5.
Unfortunately, These changes only seem to affect users who don’t have many devices at home.
So those with more than 10 devices should still see a list of rooms, which they must select one at a time to see and control the connected devices. This way of working is therefore not the most efficient and therefore often pushes Google fans to turn on their devices with their voice instead of navigating through the application manually.