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Google has announced that it is updating its Android Device Manager with support for Android Wear smartwatches, offering additional protection in the case of lost or stolen devices.

The Android Device Manager allows users to track the location of, make ring, lock and even erase all of the data on their Android device, providing that it is switched on. Which is useful if you’re a tad forgetful and offers you some level of data protection if your technology is stolen.

The update to the system will allow for wearable devices to help locate your other Android products. For example, if you misplace your phone but still have your watch on your wrist, you can use Android Wear to help find your phone. Just say “Ok Google. Find my phone” or select ‘Find my phone’ from the start menu and your smartphone will ring at full volume.

This feature is not active on all Android Wear devices yet, but will be rolling out to all wearables within the next few weeks. Users won’t need to download an update or do anything else with their watch to receive the new features, other than sit tight.

If you would like a closer look at how to setup and use the Android Device Manager, check out our in-depth guide here.