Google just recently announced that the Android Wear platform will begin to see their current wearable smartwatches receive major updates that will add several useful features. Some of these changes include new useful gestures along with native speaker support for making and receiving calls directly from your wrist. Currently, the second generation Moto 360 is the only Wear watch we’ve seen get the upgrade to Marshmallow.

Android Wear 1.4 is also a recent update released by Google, which has already began rolling out to all smartwatches running on Android. This update brings it up to a similar version number as the accompanying app. The roll out is expected to happen over the next coming weeks.

The Android 1.4 update will mainly feature a slew of new hands-free mode options. Users will now be able to use gestures as navigation options for the watch, this will include things such as shaking their wrists, quick raises or lowering of their arms.  It also features support for renowned apps such as Whatsapp, Viber and Telegram and an expansion of the voice integration, which allows sending messages using your voice via Telegram and Whatsapp. Support for an additional speaker is now also available, which lets users to make and receive calls via Bluetooth, if they own a watch integrated with an internal speaker.

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