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11 out-of-sight Pixel Watch superpowers


Having a Googley gadget on your wrist can be a great way to stay on top of stuff — but with Google’s Pixel Watch in particular, the best productivity-boosting possibilities are the ones you can’t see.

A smartwatch, after all, is a tiny screen. And that means it isn’t especially optimal for intricate, extended interactions revolving around touch (unless you’re a Tinkerbell-sized creature with teensy fingies, in which case the Pixel Watch is probably bigger than your entire being — so, yeah, good luck with that).

It seems like the understatement of the century, I realize. And yet, device-maker after device-maker continues to emphasize those very sorts of painfully awkward touch-based interactions and app-centric experiences with the smartwatch form.

The real value of the Pixel Watch is two-fold — first, with the easily glanceable bits of info it can keep in front of your peepers (especially with an exceptional Pixel Watch face like the one we went over earlier this week), and second, with the invisible series of simple voice commands it empowers you to deliver quickly and effortlessly on your arm.

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It isn’t at all obvious, but the Pixel Watch supports some impressively useful advanced voice commands via its ever-helpful Google Assistant. Below are some of the most useful Pixel Watch possibilities worth keeping in mind and ready for on-demand deployment as you roam around the world.

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