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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...
Block Android apps in Android Wear

How to block app notifications 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 — any wearable device, really — it's which notifications are important, and which...
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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...
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Moto 360 now starts at $150 from multiple retailers

Moto 360 now starts at $150 from multiple retailers

If you have $150 to spare, and you've been eyeing a Moto 360, now may be the time to pull the trigger. Multiple online stores, including Amazon, the Google Store, and Motorola, all currently have the Android Wear smartwatch listed at $150 — a full $100 off its usual retail price. The Moto 360...
Woot discounts the Moto 360 to $140 today only

Grab a Moto 360 from Woot for as low as $149 today only

The online discount site, Woot.com, has some big savings on the Moto 360 today, dropping the price down to as low as $149. This offer, which is good for today — June 26 — only, scores you a champagne Moto 360 with cognac leather band for $149, or the natural and dark metal options for $179....
The year of Android Wear — An Android Central Roundtable

The year of Android Wear — An Android Central Roundtable

Android Wear — Google's operating system for wearables — is more than a year old. But in the tech world, a year can seem like an eternity. Or at least time enough to see a healthy leap from one generation to the next, whether we're talking about hardware, or software, or both. There are...
Android Wear watchfaces

This new Google Play collection brings 17 new Android Wear watchfaces

17 new looks that bring elegance and fun to your wrist. Google has released a new Google Play collection, and for those of us using Android Wear it's a great one. In addition to the over 1,500 watchfaces already in Google Play, this collection promises to bring faces for your Android Wear watch...
These are the best Android Wear smartwatches

These are the best Android Wear smartwatches

Our continuously updated list of the best Android Wear watch you can wear It's been a number of months since we last updated our list of the best Android Wear smartwatches. And in that time the number of watches available has increased yet again. The early choice was pretty clear, as the Moto...
Android Wear and Pebble Time

Android Wear or Pebble Time — which is best for you?

Choices can be hard. Especially when both are great choices. Smartwatches are uniquely personal pieces of technology. We all want a phone that has a certain look or feel, and most of us think our choice says something about who we are, and how we want people to perceive us. When it comes to our...
Android 5.1.1 for the Moto 360 begins rolling out

Android 5.1.1 update finally begins rolling out for the Moto 360

Moto 360 owners will be thrilled to hear that the Android 5.1.1 update is now rolling out for the device, but it may be a few days before everyone sees it. The Android 5.1.1 update has already hit a number of other Android Wear devices, but the Moto 360 was not one of them, until now. Motorola...
Android Wear Android M

If you are using Android Wear in Android M, check your optimizations

It turns out Android M thinks your Android Wear app needs to take a nap every once in a while. It should be no surprise to anyone out there that the Android M Developer Preview is not 100% ready for public consumption. We're not expecting a Nexus running the finished version of this OS until the...
Moto 360 update delayed due to performance issues

Motorola blames performance issues for Moto 360 update delay

The Moto 360 update saga continues, as Motorola has sent out a tweet explaining that the delay is caused by performance issues on the device with the new software. You can stop checking for updates on your Moto 360 for the time being, as Motorola has stated that the update isn't quite ready yet...
Huawei Watch

Huawei Watch specs

The first Android Wear device rocking sapphire on the display is on its way, and here's what it is running underneath. Huawei's launch event for their first Android Wear gadget made it abundantly clear the target was a high-end device that placed looks and function on equal footing. With the...

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