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Android Wear hacking

Hacking Android Wear: What you can do — and if you should do it at all

If it exists, we can hack it — and that includes our Android Wear smartwatches Android on your wrist is still Android. That means it's still Linux, and people will want to do more than the simple user interface provides. We get it. We paid for these devices, and some of us want to do whatever we...
Android Wear apps blacklist

How to blacklist apps in Android Wear

It's easy to keep apps from sending notifications to your Android Wear smartwatch If there's one thing you'll quickly learn using an Android Wear smartwatch such as the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live or Moto 360, it's which notifications are important — and which ones you merely brush aside...
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How to change the strap on your Android Wear watch

A new strap changes both the look and feel of your new Android watch So you have Android strapped to your wrist with your new LG G Watch or Samsung Gear Live. Pretty cool, isn't it? We know both devices are far from perfect, and Android Wear is still in its infancy, but chances are you'll be...
Android Wear — LG G Watch

The first Android Wear watches arrive today — here are 10 more things you need to know

If you ordered a new Android Wear smartwatch — that'd be the LG G Watch or the Samsung Gear Live — you should see it very shortly, as early shipments are reaching doorsteps today. And on one hand (erm, wrist), these watches are simple creatures, devices on which to display the Android Wear...
Android Central 192: All About Android Wear

Android Central 192: All About Android Wear

We take up nearly this entire episode with Android Wear. What is it? Why would you want it? What is the smartwatch you have to have? Plus we answer your questions, live on air. Join us for the smartwatch revolution! Thing 1: Android Wear The complete list of Android Wear apps Android Wear app...
Moto 360

Hands-on with the Moto 360

Motorola's Android Wear watch is clearly the one to beat Conspiracy theories abound as to why we have to wait for the Moto 360 while two other Android Wear watches are now available for preorder. Maybe it's not ready. Maybe it's more expensive. Maybe it's got some super secret technology that...
Android L apps

The complete list of Android Wear apps

Every app that you can use and improve functionality via your Android Wear device Android Wear is finally a reality in more than just concept videos and presentations. Yes, we can actually purchase Android Wear devices, and that means Google has opened up the Play Store flood gates to app...
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LG G Watch R review

LG G Watch R review

LG's second Android watch is a step forward, but not a game-changer Smartwatches have been *a thing* for quite some time now. Nevertheless, it's a product category still struggling to find its feet, not to mention a compelling reason for normal people — those who live outside the tech bubble — to...
Lag on the Moto 360 appears to be all but gone after update

Lag on the Moto 360 appears to be all but gone after update

We're still messing around with the new features found in the most recent update to the Moto 360, but this one deserves a brief mention on its own. The animation lag we'd experienced since we first got the smartwatch is all but gone. We're still seeing the occasional hiccup, but overall the...
LG G Watch R hits Europe in early November

LG G Watch R hits Europe in early November

LG has announced that their G Watch R will be available in several European countries at the beginning of November. France, Italy, Spain, and the UK will all be included in the initial rollout. The G Watch R will come to North America, Asia, and the Commonwealth of Independent States shortly...
Sony Smartwatch 3 (with GPS and Android Wear) on sale now at Verizon

Sony Smartwatch 3 (with GPS and Android Wear) on sale now at Verizon

Android Wear update coming to other smartwatches as well It's been more than a month since we got our first look at the Sony Smartwatch 3 — the company's first try at Android Wear — and today the wearable is available for preorder, but perhaps not from the place you'd expect. Verizon's got first...
LG G Watch R: In pictures

LG G Watch R: In pictures

Almost two months after we first laid eyes on it at IFA 2013, the LG G Watch R is finally ready to go on sale. LG's second-generation smartwatch sports the look of a more traditional timepiece, along with an improved, brighter P-OLED display and a greater focus on design. This thing actually...
LG G Watch R

LG G Watch R to go on sale in the UK from tomorrow

If you've been eyeing LG's circular G Watch R, your wait is about to come to an end, at least in the UK. Clove and Unlocked Mobiles are set to commence sales of the smartwatch in the country, with initial stock expected tomorrow and first orders shipping from October 27. The G Watch R costs £...
Moto 360 chargers now in stock on Google Play

Moto 360 chargers now in stock on Google Play

Google Play is following Best Buy in stocking spare Moto 360 Chargers. You can pick up the Qi wireless charger for a cool $39.99 from the Google Play store here. The price tag of this spare official charger is a bit hefty, so if you find yourself scrounging for change, there are cheaper...
Moto 360 update lightens your mood, brings better battery life, displays accurate time

Moto 360 update lightens your mood, brings better battery life, displays accurate time

Just like the LG G Watch, Motorola's smartwatch is also getting an update that brings some improvements to Android Wear while being more battery efficient in the process. With the new Moto 360 update, a Smart Battery Saving feature automatically turns off ambient mode after your battery drops to...
LG G Watch

Android Wear version 4.4W.2 rolling out with subtle notification tweak, building blocks for future features

A new version of Android Wear, 4.4W.2, is rolling out to watches with some extremely subtle tweaks. The new update (software KNX01Q on our LG G Watch) honestly doesn't seem to change much, but there are two user-facing features that are of note — the ability to "dismiss" the top notification from...
G Watch R

We're answering your LG G Watch R questions in the Android Central forums!

On my wrist today is the LG G Watch R, LG's second-generation Android Wear smartwatch sporting a more traditional timepiece design with a rounded face. We got a pretty good look at the G Watch R back at IFA 2014 in Berlin, but this is our first chance to use it out in the wild ahead of the global...

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