Google Wear OS watches are getting Assistant upgrades


It's undoubtedly impressive that Google has added 3,500 devices in just a couple months, and it's nice to see Google take advantage of all its products and services, from Nest to Chromecast, to make Assistant better.

Also added are smart suggestions. In the coming days, you'll be able to access more Assistant Actions and get contextual suggestions when you interact with the watch.

Google's catching up. In 2018 eMarketer estimates 29.4% of smart speaker users will be talking to a Google Home, but expects that figure to grow to 33% by 2020. The devices that it supports include security systems, dryers, lights, plugs, thermostats, fans, locks, sensors, doorbells, cameras, refrigerators, and many more.

"Just say "Hey Google, play ESPN on the Hopper" to your Google Assistant and your TV will automatically tune to the right channel". Security alarms from brands like ADT, First Alert and Vivint will also work with Google Assistant.

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Try it out todayWith more than one million Actions the Google Assistant can help you with today, we bet you'll discover something new you never knew the Assistant could do. Once Google Assistant compatibility arrives for these devices, users will be able to control all of the devices through Google Assistant voice commands on their Android phones or Google Home speakers.

"With Amazon and Google vying for spots in both the smart-home and e-commerce spaces, Google's pricing has revitalized the artificial intelligence race to dominate the home", said eMarketer forecasting analyst Jaimie Chung. However, it seems like Amazon is still in the lead.

The idea behind Things is to provide a unified, one-size-fits-all software option for the developers of constrained devices like smart displays, kiosks and digital signage, among others. Scrolling up after asking Assistant a query will reveal a list of related suggestions such as possible follow up questions in rounded bubbles that users can select to continue the conversation.