Remote capturing of pictures on digital cameras using smartphones and tablets may be a pretty common deal these days, but the new Google Camera update ports this functionality to smartwatches as well. Using your swanky new Android Wear device, you can click pictures on your Android devices without even touching them.
This will prove to be especially useful for those with shaky hands since they can now place their devices down supported by other objects and click by touching their smartwatches. Group selfie enthusiasts can also rejoice since full resolution self-portraits will now be easily accessible.
If you’re wondering how this feature works, listen in. After you update Google Camera to its latest version, whenever you open the app, a card reading ‘Touch to control your camera’ will be displayed on your Android Wear device. Once you do that, a large blue shutter icon will appear on its screen, pressing which will click an image from your phone or tablet after 3 seconds to give you time for perfecting your pose perhaps.
The Android Wear gadget will then also show a preview of the clicked image on its display. Apart from this, the new Google Camera version even has a few other features up its sleeve. These include a native in-app help interface which lets you avoid opening the Google Help website through the browser and a few changes to the panorama capture interface.
The Google Camera update is rolling out through the Play store in a gradual manner, so if you haven’t received it yet, you will sometime soon. The impatient ones can download an APK from Android Police.