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Google's smartwatches get a smarter AssistantWear OS now can turn on your lights, a vacuum, speak responses and have smart follow-ups. Basically, they're a bit like mini Google Home-on-your-wrist.
Google's Wear OS smartwatches haven't gotten that many change this year at the IO developer conference. But one thing that's changed is the way the assistant works. It's basically a little closer to what you might get on Google Home. Tell me about my day. [BLANK_AUDIO] Hi Jane The time is 12:58pm. Currently in Mountain View it's 70 and mostly sunny. And there are a couple of ways that happens, first of all the watch can speak to you if you have a speaker on your watch. It can speak back much like Apple does with Siri, to talk, so you don't have to read everything on the watch display. But the assistant can also tap into other connected functions and app like actions from other devices you might have you in your home. You could ask to enter a different environment for, let's say, a robotic vacuum and then be able to take action to make it turn on or off. Or turn on and off your light. It can tap into the same set of actions that Google Home can to enable other sorts of customized responses. But another thing that the watch does, is smart suggestions. Let's say you're looking for a flight. Well, you ask for your information, you might find below it, a bunch of follow up things that you can tap To find out extra bits of info without having to speak a follow-up. Most likely you can expect future changes to Wear OS and maybe new watches in the fall. But for now, a smarter assistant is the next step. [BLANK_AUDIO]