A recent update integrates Microsoft Outlook with the Android Wear platform, allowing users more freedom than ever to stay connected while on the go.
Microsoft is bringing the power of Outlook, its widely used email client, straight to your wrist. According to a report from Android Police, the company announced that it would begin integrating the email app with the Android Wear smart watch platform for checking your inbox on the go.
The update comes as a part of the latest Outlook app, version 2.1.0. The new update will feature a Wear app component that connects with your Android powered smart watch, allowing you to check your inbox and even send replies. Users have the choice of sending a template reply or dictating a message with voice-to-text technology.
Previously, Android Wear watches would only alert a user when an email had arrived with a simple notification. Users were unable to access their Outlook inboxes unless a new email was received, creating frustration for people hoping to use their smart watches to stay up-to-date. The new version of the app will allow users to browse through their inbox and read messages even when no new e-mail is received.
Android Wear takes the innovative smart watch format and extends the technology across a wide range of watches that are sure to please any taste. The watches feature displays that never turn off, so users are unlikely to miss calls, notifications and emails in addition to always being on time. The watches can be used to respond to incoming texts and voicemails even if your phone is elsewhere.
The watches also feature built-in fitness monitoring apps, music apps, and even task management. Powered by Android, the devices offer smooth integration with most Google services. Just like in the movies, you can now lift your watch to your mouth and verbally instruct it to carry out a search or perform a wide range of other functions.
The app will soon be available in the Play Store, but you can also download it from APK Mirror before it arrives.