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Microsoft releases ace Translator for Apple Watch and Android Wear

Microsoft has announced a new iOS and Android app that will enable smartwatch owners to instantly translate 50 languages without touching their smartphones.

The Microsoft Translator app is compatible with both the Apple Watch and Android Wear devices such as the LG G Watch series.

The free app allows users to speak into their smartwatch and receive an instant translation into the new language.

Users can pin commonly used translations and settings, and even browse the history of recent translations for quick, one-tap access.

Translator is also available for full use on iOS and Android smartphones too, which may make it easier to break down the language barriers by showing people the screen.

Related: Apple Watch 2 release date

The app comes at a time when third-party app developers are struggling to produce apps that enhance the value proposition of smartwatches. On first glance, Microsoft’s effort looks like a must-have.

In a series of video ads published last month Apple pitched the Watch as an invaluable travel aid to Germans traveling in China and vice versa. Chalk this app up as one that further boosts its skills on the road.

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