BlackBerry announced BBM for Android Wear at CES this morning, hoping to bring the same functionality of the Android app straight to smartwatches. With BBM on Android Wear, users can receive alerts when new messages comes in, navigate messages, and dismiss notifications with a swipe of the finger.
Users can also send messages from the watch using Google Now (voice), or also choose from pre-defined messages for a quick reply.
BlackBerry states BBM will be available for wearable users in early 2015.
- Receive alerts on the watch when new BBM messages come in, see the sender and discreetly preview messages.
- Read BBM messages in their entirety, navigate among messages and dismiss notifications with a simple swipe.
- Respond to messages hands-free with Google Now or choose from pre-defined messages to quickly send a response.
- Accept BBM invites from the watch without the need to access their smartphone.