Wear OS is finally getting some useful Google Assistant abilities

Google IO 2018 is still a few days away, but that does not stop the company from posting some good ads a little earlier.

After the previous news, the Google Assistant can now connect and control more than 5,000 smart home devices, the Wizard is also improving greatly in Wear OS.

In its current state, Google Assistant on the wrist is good at basics, but more detailed questions are best reserved for your phone or Google Home. But as of today, Google is injecting smart suggestions on Wear OS to stay one step ahead of you.

Wondering about the weather? The Google Assistant will not only show you the current forecast, but also the weather of the weekend to take a look.

Next, the Google Assistant now has a voice. If your Wear operating system has a built-in speaker or has a set of paired Bluetooth headsets, you will hear audible tracks as you would with other devices equipped with Assistant.

Finally, Google is allowing Actions on Wear OS. These are actionable commands that you can program to activate other smart home devices. From heating up to cooling down your house or apartment before your arrival, this is a great option for people who have expected to do more with their watches.

Google will focus on Wear OS at its next developer conference starting May 8, where it will also dive into details on Android P.