Android Wear 1.4 Adds New Wrist Gestures – Here’s What They Are And How They Work
Android Wear 1.4 is right around the corner and brings along with it Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Aside from the new added support for LTE there’s also a collection of new wrist gestures you can use with the OS. Wrist gestures were originally added to the platform back in April of 2015. Originally users could “flick” through cards by quickly turning their wrist towards or away from them to navigate through cards. While that’s awesome, extra functionality is always useful and now we’ve got 3 new gestures.
- Open the apps menu: “When on the main watch face screen, hold your arm in front of you and quickly push down, and bring it back normally to the original position.”
- Pull down settings from the watch face: “When on the main watch face screen, slowly turn wrist away from you then quickly flick back towards you.”
- Return to the watch face: “Hold your arm in front of you and shake or jiggle your wrist out and in quickly a couple of times.”
These gestures are expected to work on any Android Wear device that will be updated to Android Wear 1.4. So far we don’t know exactly which devices will get the update or when. So far the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE is the only one to run the new update. Google does remind us that wrist gestures do decrease your battery life but personally I feel the trade off is worth it. Do you use wrist gestures? Let us know in the comments!