Google has unveiled the Gmail app for Wear OS, and it’s a pleasant surprise. While it may not be the most feature-packed email app, it delivers on functionality and ease of use. Here’s what you can do with the Gmail app on your Wear OS smartwatch:
1. Access Your Inbox:
You can conveniently view your inbox right from your wrist. No need to pull out your phone for a quick email check.
2. Read and Respond:
Reading and replying to emails is a breeze. Open an email, read its contents, and compose a reply—all from your watch.
3. Compose New Emails:
Need to send a new email? Tap the compose button, enter the recipient’s email address, subject, and message body. You can even attach files when needed.
4. Effortless Search:
Searching for specific emails is as simple as tapping the search bar at the top of the screen. It’s a handy feature for quickly finding the email you’re looking for.
5. Manage Your Inbox:
Perform common inbox management tasks such as archiving, deleting, and marking emails as read or unread with ease.
6. Voice Dictation:
Don’t feel like typing out a response? Use the dictation feature to speak your reply, and your watch will convert your words into text.
The Gmail app for Wear OS is a valuable addition to the platform, particularly if you’re a Gmail user. To get started, make sure your Wear OS watch is paired with your phone and that the Gmail app is installed on your phone. Then, simply sign in to your Gmail account on your watch, and you’re good to go.
While it may not offer all the bells and whistles of its smartphone counterpart, the Gmail app for Wear OS provides essential email functionality right on your wrist. It’s available for all Wear OS 3 and Wear OS 4 devices, so if you’re a Wear OS user, don’t hesitate to give it a try. You can download the app from the Google Play Store on your watch by searching for “Gmail.”