Google offers remote camera control for Pixel owners via a smartwatch. Wear OS users may now download Google Camera 8.6 with a Material You overhaul.
The design of Google Cameras predated today’s update (on version 8.1) to the era of the original Wear OS, if not Android Wear apps. More specifically, a bottom sheet that you tap or swipe up on contained extra controls.
The hamburger button is now contained in a pill at the top following the redesign. Tap to switch between the front-facing and rear-facing cameras or to activate the 3-second timer. This page follows the most recent Wear OS design recommendations for a short list.
The shutter button, which now resembles the design of the current phone, is now conveniently located at the bottom of the screen rather than in the middle, no longer blocking the subject. Google Camera will once again make a brief note of your current mode upon switching.
8.6 Google Camera
The drag handle for the zoom controls is currently labeled Infinity in a way that is too big for the white circle and is located to the right. The live previews appear to be more hazy than before, although this will probably be fixed in a future version.
Google Camera with a Material You redesign is broadly rolling out this morning on Wear OS with version 8.6.263.463689965.13.
The phone equivalent has also received a minor upgrade today. Version 8.6 for Android 13 phones was released last month and adds Material You adjustments and Speech augmentation for the back cameras of the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.
8.1 Google Camera