BBM is coming to Android Wear powered smartwatches early this year

BBM is coming to Android Wear powered smartwatches early this year
In its never ending attempt to get more eyeballs focused on BBM, BlackBerry announced at CES that Android Wear users can now access the messaging app from the smartwatch on their wrist. BBM for Android Wear will allow users to be alerted when a new BBM message is received. A preview of the message can be viewed along with the name of the sender.

BBM for Android Wear will also allow wearable owners to view complete messages with a single swipe. One swipe will also let users navigate between messages and dismiss notifications. Suppose you want to respond to a BBM message without having to pull out a phone. You can use Google Now to dictate a response to be sent immediately, or choose from a selection of pre-written responses that can be used. And without reaching for your handset, you can also accept BBM invitations directly from your smartwatch.

BBM support for Android Wear will start early this year. If you have BBM on your Android phone, the features of BBM for Android Wear will show up on your timepiece automatically.


source: BlackBerry via ZDNet

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5 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22084; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice to see BBM expanding to devices other than smartphones.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22084; Member since: May 28, 2014

Would like to see it optimized for tablets as well.

3. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Nice! BBM is definitely my go to messaging platform. Good to see it expanding.

4. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

I think BBM need to be faster. What's app and other already support the Android wear smartwatch. With What's app having a 700 million active user, and BBM only 80 million something, and BBM always late, I think BBM will soon cease to exist.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22084; Member since: May 28, 2014

BBM has just had 140 million new registrations. Even before that, the monthly active users of BBM was 90 million +. Whatsapp may have had support for Android wear before BBM, but BBM has had support for voice calls for a while now, something Whatsapp still doesn't have. BBM and other messaging platforms are more feature rich than Whatsapp. So by your logic, that means Whatsapp is too slow and will soon cease to exist. BBM is growing its user base. It won't "cease to exist" any time soon. You should really do your research on BlackBerry products before you post.

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