WoWMouse is a free app that turns your Wear OS watch into a bluetooth mouse
January 15, 2024

WoWMouse is a free app that turns your Wear OS watch into a bluetooth mouse

Interesting new application WowMouse controls the mouse directly from your WearOS wrist smart watchand is currently available on the Google Play Store.

Among the many interesting concepts shown at CES 2024, the fact is that most of those prototypes and demos will never make it to market. If you still want to try one of the more interesting demos from CES 2024 right away, we've found a great one. It's called WowMouse, and it's an app that turns your Wear OS smartwatch into a Bluetooth mouse.

The app is available to download now, and just got a big update this week. Generally, WowMouse uses the existing sensors on your smartwatch with Wear OS-om to turn it into an alternative computer mouse. You don't need any surface to use, as moving your hand in open space will move your cursor. When you want to click, drag or drag, just lightly squeeze your fingers on the same hand as your smartwatch to control the mouse on your external device.

While it may sound like just a cool trick for an afternoon, the WowMouse actually seemed pretty reliable and useful in live demos. Snazzy Labs posted a demo video on the X Network, which you can watch below:

The app is developed by Doublepoint, which claims it will allow your Wear OS watch to function as a mouse with any Bluetooth device. However, you'll need specific Wear OS smartwatches to take advantage of the WowMouse app's full potential.

WowMouse resembles Apple Double Tap

First and second generation models Pixel Watch are not currently supported (although it is actively being worked on), and Doublepoint says the app is the most tested and best adapted to Samsung's Wear OS smartwatches, such as Galaxy Watch 6or those from two transitional generations – Galaxy Watch 4 i Galaxy Watch 5.

The gesture used by WowMouse is reminiscent of the new Double Tap included in the Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 smartwatches. However, Apple Double Tap it only controls the smartwatch itself, but not other external devices. This makes WowMouse a much more versatile solution, and by all accounts, the app is so far better at recognizing gestures than Double Tap.

There are different types of situations where using a Wear OS smartwatch as a mouse would make sense. The first one that comes to mind is during a presentation, as you can control your computer while moving around during a speech or presentation. Using something like WowMouse can be simpler and better than using a dedicated Bluetooth remote for presentations or your IoT devices, writes DigitalTrends.

If the WoWMouse app seems interesting to you, take it off nowtry it and tell us in the comments below, or on social networks, how it turned out for you.