Android Device Manager lands on Android Wear

Android Device Manager for Android WearGoogle launched its Android Device Manager service back in 2013. It allows users to not only locate missing devices such as smartphones but also lock them down or even remotely wipe them. Google yesterday announced that it has added Android Device Manager support to Android Wear, its wearables platform. It will allow users to use their smartwatch to locate its missing partner.

Misplaced your Android phone? No problem! Android Wear connects your phone to your wrist, and together with Android Device Manager, you can make sure it stays that way.


To use this new feature, just say ‘Ok, Google. Start. Find my phone,’ or select the ‘Find my phone’ option in the Start menu. Your phone will ring at full volume, and you’ll be that much closer to, well, finding your phone.

The new service is not without its limitations though. For example, it does not include map-based tracking like the mobile version does. It’s also not clear how it will work when your smartphone is out of Bluetooth range.

The service is rolling out to Android Wear devices “over the next few weeks.”

Source : Android Official Blog