Doublepoint’s gesture control for XR devices now on Google Pixel Watch 2

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March 4, 2024 –  Doublepoint Technologies, an innovator in gesture detection technology, has recently announced the debut of an updated version of its popular ‘WowMouse’ gesture-touch control app for Android smartwatches.

According to the company, its free app now supports Google’s Pixel Watch 2. Following a successful launch at CES in January, WowMouse has already garnered over 30,000 downloads by Samsung Galaxy users in just one month.

WowMouse changes how users interact with their smartwatches by transforming them into wrist-based mice. Through seamless Bluetooth connectivity, users can effortlessly control augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) headsets, phones, tablets, computers and more.

“Surpassing 30,000 users within just one month is a testament to the impact WowMouse is making in the industry,” said Ohto Pentikäinen, CEO and co-founder of Doublepoint. “It reflects the growing demand for intuitive and powerful interactions with wearable devices.”

Doublepoint’s WowMouse solution uses the WearOS platform to let users add gesture-touch control to their wrist-based devices, creating an innovative new dimension of human-computer interaction and enhancing wearable interactions for consumers by giving them an intuitive mouse on their wrist. 

“Since we introduced our WowMouse app on Samsung Galaxy Watches, our rapidly growing community has been asking for Pixel Watch 2 support,” added Pentikäinen. “WowMouse’s integration with Pixel Watch 2 brings our gesture detection technology into the hands of even more smartwatch owners. We’re thrilled to keep supporting more devices, because consumers’ excitement is a huge signal to the industry that there are increasing expectations for this type of device interaction and control.”

For AR and VR headsets, WowMouse’s gesture-touch app connects easily via Bluetooth, giving consumers a quick way to intuitively interact with XR devices, helping to enhance the user experience. Doublepoint stated that its interface gestures, such as pointing and selecting, are so subtle that the device control experience is discrete and fluid, and is “unparalleled” in the AR/VR and gaming marketplace. 

For industry, Doublepoint is offering preorders for its Evaluation Kit. The kit includes a wristband, advanced algorithms and evaluation tools that make it easy for developers and manufacturers to explore new ways to improve current and future consumer products by embedding Doublepoint’s transformative gesture detection algorithm. Doublepoint provides advanced gesture detection, licensable software for smartwatch and fitness tracker integrations, and reference designs for new device categories like input wristbands. For more information and to place kit preorders, click here.

Doublepoint added that its goal is to make gesture detection technology more accessible and that it aims to enable cutting-edge human-computer interactions that can deliver benefits across a wide range of applications.

To learn more about Doublepoint and its gesture detection technology for use with XR devices, please visit the company’s website.

Image credit: DoublePoint

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