Reviewed in Android Wear Games & Apps
Microsoft Torque Search brings the most powerful voice-enabled web search to either Android Wear or Android Phone. With a flick of the wrist, Torque wakes up your Android Wear watch for you to say what you want to search. You can also shake your phone to do the same thing if you don't have a physical watch. Torque Search used Microsoft's state-of-the-art advanced speech and gesture recognition technologies with Bing powered web search, which offers a truly unique experience.
Microsoft Bing Torque complements existing mobile web search or voice command without interrupting the flow of your application. Powered by Microsoft's Artificial Intelligence technologies (Project Oxford: www.projectoxford.ai), you can quickly shake your Android phone to voice search the web, to make a phone call, to text your friends, to launch an app, or to take notes with dictation. You can also flick your Android Wear watch without saying "OK Google" each time to do the same thing. It is like to raise your hand to ask any question and get your answer - what else could be more natural?
You can continue to activate microphone by pressing the "b" button. To see more answers, you can swipe left or right inside it. You can also swipe up or down to see more web search results. To close the virtual watch window on your android phone, simply tap anywhere outside. To move it, just touch and hold the frame. Touch the title of each web answer to see the detail in the full browser. If you shake your phone and don't see the Torque pop-up window, you may need to add Torque to your "protected apps" in your phone's security and privacy settings.
- Launch Skype, start Facebook. (launch any app installed on your phone)
- Call or text someone in Outlook.com contact (one hand command & control)
- Take notes (dictation into your email or OneNote)
- Set alarm at 7pm (set your alarm clock)
- What’s the weather like in London? What is the temperature in New York? (world weather)
- Any Indian restaurant nearby? Local shoe repair? (local business search)
- Seahawks score? (up to date sports)
- What is 15% of 86? What is 75 times 46? (calculator by voice)
- What time is it in Paris right now? (world clock)
- What is stock price of Apple? Stock price of IBM? (up to date US stock price information)
- The capital of Italy? How old is Google CEO? How tall is Yao Ming? (simple QnA)
- Delta 25? Flight status of United 808? (flight status)
- How is traffic in Los Angeles? Local traffic? (current traffic map in your area)
- Any news from Microsoft? (web search, click to open on default browser)...
Bing Torque supports following Android Wear watches:
- Asus ZenWatch
- LG G watch
- Samsung Gear Live