Published: Sun, April 17, 2016
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Microsoft Outlook comes to Android Wear smartwatches

Microsoft Outlook comes to Android Wear smartwatches

Microsoft Outlook continues to be one of the best email clients out there, and not only on Windows but also on Android and iOS, so it's no wonder that the company is trying to keep it updated all the time with new features.

Humans have always adorned their bodies with gadgetry - be it for show, for utility, or both.

Android Wear users had been able to get notifications from Outlook on their watches, but the experience was inconsistent and eventually stopped working.

If you use Outlook as your email app of choice (or of obligation) and you sport an Android Wear watch on your wrist, you'll be happy to know that these two now work even better together.

Version 2.1 of the application installs an app on your Android Wear watch, which will allow you to read emails without picking up your phone. 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.

As of this writing, the app has a user rating of 3.7. The watches can be used to respond to incoming texts and voicemails even if your phone is elsewhere. The software is now available for download from the Google Play Store for devices running at least Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. 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.

Microsoft stated that the app update is going to be released out to Google Play gradually, so it might be available for everyone really soon.

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