Microsoft Outlook comes to Android Wear smartwatches


Microsoft’s Outlook email app now has a dedicated Android Wear client. Once downloaded, one will  be able to reply with pre-set messages or dictate a response with voice instead of relying only on default smartwatch commands. You can also scroll to see more email content in the notification window.

Last year, Microsoft brought Outlook to the Apple Watch. With the excellent iOS companion client it was a combination that easily beat Apple’s own mail program. Android Wear users had been able to get notifications from Outlook on their watches, but the experience was inconsistent and eventually stopped working. Android Central reports that Microsoft’s latest Outlook for Android update provides official Android Wear support so you will be able to receive notifications, read your email, reply with pre-set messages, or reply with voice dictation.

The Outlook for Android update is launching on the Google Play Store soon.