Google Camera Now Gives Remote Shutter Control to Android Wear Devices


With the advent of wearable technology, it was inevitable the devices would soon start to integrate into mobile photographers’ workflow. And thanks to Google’s latest update, its Camera app looks to be the first to the punch.

The update adds a the ability for owners of Android Wear smartwatches to use those watches as a remote shutter for Android-powered smartphones and smartcameras. And functionality isn’t limited to simply snapping a photo for you, either: a countdown feature is also enabled, letting you know just how long you can hold off to sneak in that last-minute smile… or photo-bomb.

The update for the Camera app is rolling out across the Google Play Store now. It might not be available to all yet, but you should see it pop up over the course of the next 24 hours.

(via Engadget)

  • csroc

    Now we just need support built in to our SLRs and other cameras and we have another handy way to remotely trigger a camera. Can’t hurt!

    Add intervalometer and other controls and then you’re really talking.

  • Martin Nilsson

    Chainfire update DSLR Controller to support Android Wear. I heard it’s not 100% perfect yet, but you can get a shutter button for instant or 5 second delay on your wrist for your Canon DSLR now =)

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