Niantic Labs, part of the Google collective, has released an update for their popular Ingress augmented reality game. Whether playing for the Resistance or for the Enlightened, users will finally be able to hack portals using their Android Wear smartwatch.
Support for smartwatches makes sense since one of the concepts of the Ingress title was to get gamers out from behind their computers and out into the real world. Moving around to portals also introduces some health and exercise facets to the experience. Even with this construct, users still had to use their smartphones to participate. The move to support Android Wear will hopefully keep players more “in” the real world instead of the screens on their devices.
Niantic Labs first announced Android Wear support was coming to Ingress earlier this year, although the release has been delayed since the expected March release. If you want to give Ingress a try, including the Android Wear support if you have a smartwatch running Wear, hit the download link below.