For the last little while, Android Wear has had a problem. If you had ‘OK Google’ detection turned on, chances are very good that your smartwatch would’ve been quite slow to respond, and in some cases, may have made it borderline unusable.
While there was a workaround – disabling OK Google detection – that’s hardly a solution, and Google has now updated the Google app to prevent the problem from arising. The Google Issue Tracker says that this has been addressed in version 18.104.22.168arm of the Google application.
If you’ve disabled OK Google to get your watch working properly, you can now turn it back on. Simply head into Settings -> Personalisation and you can re-enable it provided that your Google app on your Android device has been updated. Unsure? Pop into System -> Apps -> System Apps -> Google -> App Info and check the version number matches the new version.
While you’ll receive the update in time automatically, if you’re the anxious kind, you can grab the updated Google app directly from Android Police’s APK Mirror today.