Home Assistant is open source home automation software that centralizes your smart home devices and lets you control and manage everything locally. It’s a great alternative to solutions like SmartThings and HomeBridge and is available on just about all platforms including Windows, macOS, Linux, Raspberry Pi, and more. An Android app was released in 2019, and now the team has just released a new update that adds support for Wear OS.
The Home Assistant team Monday published a Home Assistant companion for Wear OS, allowing users to control their smart devices and more directly from their wrist.
Happy Monday, especially to all Android users! Today we are releasing a beta version of the Home Assistant companion for Wear OS.
– Home assistant (@home_assistant) 20 December 2021
The app is currently in beta with a stable release coming next year. The team says the reason they’re keeping the beta label is because âThere is still work to be done and some of the underlying libraries used have not yet received a stable release. “
Users can sign in to the app using the watch or open the Android app on their phone and go to app setup. There is a Favorites feature that allows you to bring up your most used entities at the top of the app for easy access. You can add or remove these entities in the Settings menu in the Wear OS app or in the phone app.
The Wear OS app also offers a tile to quickly switch or run your devices without having to open the app. Up to seven toggle and run entities can be installed inside the tile. The team is also working on adding a user interface to enable / disable sensors.
If you want to try the Home Assistant Wear OS companion app, you can sign up for the beta test. here.