New Android Wear update takes the stress out of planning your day

Google Now's quick notifications are heading to Android

Google Now on Android Wear has been updated to give smartwatch owners a cleaner, simpler way to access Google's digital assistant as they take the day once glance at a time.

The new update cleans up and consolidates Google Now's "cards," which are handy and swipe-able instant notifications that can include directions, weather alerts, sports scores, flight delays and a whole slew of other options and reminders to keep users on top of things with minimal intrusion.

The update intends to make its way across Android Wear-compatible products, but it may take a while for every smartwatch be assimilated, with Phandroid reporting that the Moto 360 (2015) in particular still awaits Google Now's new look.

Customizing Google Now cards requires a connected iPhone or Android smartphone, with steps for setting up the wrist-strapped assistant detailed on Google's support page.

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