Until now, the Google Camera interface on Wear OS smartwatches was based on a design dating back to several years ago, perhaps for some elements even to Android Wear and the additional controls were placed in a lower tab, to be viewed through a tap or swipe upward.
With version 8.6 of Google Camera at the top of the screen there is a menu button that, if touched, allows you to switch from the front to the rear camera or to enable the "3 seconds" timer, all with a design based on the latest Wear OS design guidelines.
The shutter button, which now boasts a smartphone-like design, is positioned at the bottom of the screen (and is no longer in the center), no longer obscuring the subject of the photo.
The controls for managing the zoom of the Google Camera app are located on the right side and the relevant button to drag has the label "Infinity" (this will probably be corrected in the next update, as it is also a bit too large).
Google Camera version 8.6.263.463689965.13, containing this new Material You design, is already widely available for Wear OS users and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store with the following link.
Finally, there is also some small news for the smartphone counterpart: with the latest version of the app, in fact, some Material You changes and an improvement in the Speech functionality on Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are introduced.
Written by Matteo with love from Italy