27 Mar '14, 8pm

Meet the Google smartwatch

has fired its opening shot in the smartwatch war : "Android Wear," a version of its Android operating system for wearable devices. The upcoming platform, whose announcement coincided with the unveiling of the "Moto 360" by the formerly Google-owned Motorola , isn't avant-garde as Glass , but it appears more sophisticated than the smartwatches we've seen to date since it allows both voice- and gesture-activated navigation. Similar to Glass, Android Wear relies on two magic words to frame its raft of possible commands. "Just say 'O.K. Google' to ask questions, like how many calories are in an avocado, what time your flight leaves, and the score of the game," Sundar Pichai, senior vice president at Google, writes in a blog post . "Or say 'O.K. Google' to get stuff done, like calling a taxi, sending a text, making a restaurant reservation, or setting an alarm."

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