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 under Wear OS to simplify the management of your home.
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 therefore lacked features. This is no longer the case, because Google has finally updated its app.
The two main aspects of this update are “speed and performance improvements” and easier navigation. Google Home for Wear OS gets especially a new list view that simplifies access to its units” if you have 10 units or less “, according to Google.
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Now the new Google Home app on Wear OS 3 (version 188.8.131.52) offers a home screen that directly displays a list of rooms with the different devices that are in each one. Turning on your connected lights should therefore be faster than ever, especially since it is now possible to open the app directly from quick settings.
Google also notes that you will now be able to “ manage devices linked to you and not yet assigned to a specific household ” without further details. We specify once again that this update should only be available on watches running Wear OS 3, including the Google Watch or Galaxy Watch 5.
Unfortunately, these changes only seem to affect users who don’t have many devices in their home. Those with more than 10 devices should therefore continue to see a list of rooms that they will have to select one by one to see the connected devices and control them. This way of working is therefore not the most efficient, often pushing Google fans to use their voice to turn on their devices rather than manually navigating through the application.