Microsoft shows off how its new Android Wear Outlook watchface can keep you connected

Microsoft has released the Outlook watchface for Android Wear. This new addition to the wearable platform will allow users of Microsoft's email app to take their work life on the go. Installing and deploying the Outlook watchface will display an overview of one's day with key details on upcoming schedules. The next 12 hours of your life will now be covered by the connected Android Wear-powered watch.

This watchface joins Outlook support for Android Wear, which rolled out in April. As detailed in the official announcement:

"Details of your next event are front and center, showing you how much time is left until your next meeting and where you have to be. You also have information on how many new emails you have received since you last looked at your phone. Don't have any events on your calendar in the next 12 hours? Outlook will show you who has recently sent you mail. Simply tap to dive into the details."

As well as that, the Outlook watchface will also show just how many unread emails are currently ready for viewing. Personalization options are also available, because everyone wants to make their wearable reflect their own personality and style. Different face backgrounds can be selected, alongside numerous accent colors that can be switched out on a daily basis.

"In addition to keeping you up to speed on what's next, Outlook lets you interact with notifications and take action right from your wrist. Tap a notification to read and interact with an email. You can take the same actions that are available in Outlook for Android, including archive, schedule, flag and delete."

The watchface can even handle the ability to RSVP meeting and event invitations. It's a pretty neat addition to the Android Wear experience. rocking Outlook on your wrist? Let us know how you're getting on in the comments!

Rich Edmonds