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New app lets your mirror your phone's camera to your Android Wear device

A new app called Android Wear Remote goes a step above the Google Camera app's remote shutter feature, mirroring the entire camera over to your watch.

Published onJuly 14, 2014


Last week Google introduced an update for its official Camera app, introducing the ability to use an Android Wear device as a remote shutter. Building on that concept comes the Wear Camera Remote from Dheera Venkatraman, a new app that mirrors your entire smartphone camera experience over to your smartwatch.

The Wear Camera Remote app doesn’t just work as a remote shutter, you can also see exactly what’s going on in your camera’s viewfinder. This not only opens the door to improved selfies, but you can also use it as a short-distance Bluetooth spycam by connecting your watch to a spare phone or tablet.

The developer cautions that the app is really more of a proof-of-concept demo than anything, as there are still several ‘hiccups’ that the developer has to iron out. Additionally, frame rate isn’t so hot, “due to the overhead involved with the Android-sanctioned data layer.” For those interested in checking out the app, you can grab it now through Google Play.

If your a developer/modder type, you’ll also be happy to know that the developer is releasing the source and invites others to fork, hack and do what they please with the code.