The Assistant is everywhere, and if you can talk to him about your smartphone, tablet, or smart speaker, why not watch from the watch? Fortunately, Google Assistant understands German, but you can also speak English, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Korean, or Hindi with it. We’ll tell you everything you need to know to speak with your watch.
A few months ago, Google wanted to change its operating system for smartwatches and created Wear OS with the intention of reducing the differences with Apple, the current market queen. One of the pillars is the integration of the Google Assistant, with the clear intention that users get used to using the wizard and integrate it into their everyday lives. But how do you configure it and what options does that offer?
Configuring properly is easy.
Before you start, make sure that you have the following things:
- The Wear OS app on the smartphone
- Your Google Account on the watch. If you have not already linked, click Settings> Add Account> Accounts> Add Google Account
- The watch is set to one of the above languages
- An internet connection
- The smartwatch microphone is on
There are two basic ways to use the Google Assistant:
1. Press and hold the On / Off button: You will immediately see the message “Hello, how can I help you?” see. Then you can ask your question. On some smartwatch models, you can also swipe from left to right instead of pressing the button.
2. With the command “Ok Google”: Go to the system settings of the smartwatch and there Settings> Personalization> “Ok Google” detection. Now, if you want to ask the wizard something, you can just do it by saying those two magic words without pressing a button. Note that this option uses slightly more battery than the previous one.
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You may already be familiar with the Google Assistant, but as the application learns daily and more and more options are added on a regular basis, we’ve written down some of the most useful ones:
- Current information: “How is the traffic in Berlin?”, “How can I get to work by bike”, “Will it rain tomorrow?”
- Get in touch: “Call Mama”, “Write Thomas an email”. If you have a clock without a mobile connection, these commands may be executed on your smartphone and will not work if you only have the watch with you.
- Asked Google: “How do you say thanks in Korean?”, “Who won the long jump gold medal at the 92 Olympic Games in Barcelona?
- All sorts of tasks: “Set an alarm clock at 8 o’clock in the morning”, “Make a reservation in the restaurant ‘Anker’ for tonight”, “Remind me to do the laundry when I get home”, “Note: Buy milk “.
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All this and much more is possible with the Google Assistant from the Smartwatch. Have you ever tried to talk to your watch?