Google Home is now available for Wear OS 3 smartwatches

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What you need to know

  • The Google Home app is now available for compatible smartwatches. 
  • Currently, only wearables running Wear OS 3 or higher can download the updated version. 
  • Google notes that this is still only a “Public Preview,” so you might experience some bugs.

When Google first announced that the Pixel Watch would be arriving, the company showed some new apps that would also be available. One such example was the ability to control your smart home devices and accessories using an all-new Google Home app.

Until now, the only way to control the best Google Home compatible devices from your wrist was to rely on Google Assistant. But during the Made By Google launch event, an updated version of the Google Home app hit the Play Store. This wasn’t all that surprising, given that Pixel Watch owners will need to be able to install and/or update the app.

Google Pixel Watch colors at the hands-on

(Image credit: Chris Wedel / Android Central)

What is a bit surprising is that you can now download the wearable version of the Google Home app on some of the best smartwatches overall. Unfortunately, there are a few limitations to be aware of, with the first being that the app is only available on smartwatches running Wear OS 3 or later.