For years, Google ignored Wear OS, but it now appears that the corporation is prepared to take things seriously. The company announced the Pixel Watch earlier today and also stated that Wear OS will eventually get a Google Home app.

Since several years ago, the Google Home app has served as a central hub for managing a variety of smart home gadgets, including Google’s own Nest products as well as third-party lights and other items. Users of the app get access to quick and simple controls without the need for voice controls.

Currently, there aren’t many Wear OS apps that provide touch controls for smart homes.

However, Wear OS has never had any kind of Google Home integration and has always solely relied on voice controls for any smart home functionality. A Google Home app for Wear OS is coming at some point in the not-too-distant future, according to Rick Osterloh, who made the announcement during I/O. We saw a brief peek of this app during Google’s introduction, though we don’t yet have many specifics.

The Google Home app for Wear OS will mostly look like the app for smartphones, as seen below. Users will be able to manage a room’s lighting using slideable items, and a Nest Thermostat’s settings can be changed with the and – buttons. Google adds that Wear OS will be able to receive motion alerts from cameras, but that capability already exists. But presumably the native app will make it even more effective.

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