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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...
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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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Android Wear app numbers

Android Wear now has over 4,000 apps to check out

Android Wear device owners now have over 4,000 apps to download and use, according to an announcement from Google today. During the Google I/O keynote address today in San Francisco, Google gave an update on its Android Wear platform, announcing that there are now over 4,000 apps available...
Lenovo Magic View

First look: Lenovo's crazy Magic View smartwatch concept

Magic View's 'Virtual Interactive Display' is a first in smartwatches — but you can't buy it yet. For Android followers and smartwatch fans, the most interesting announcement out of Lenovo's TechWorld event in Beijing might have been the company's crazy new concept design for a smartwatch,...
Motorola lowers price of Moto 360 by to $149

Moto 360 gets $100 price cut from Motorola, now just $149

Motorola has lowered the cost of the Moto 360 on their own site by $100, with configurations now starting at just $149. The Moto 360 has seen a number of sales and price reductions in recent times, as the device nears the one year mark in its life cycle. There have already been rumors of a...
Best Buy offers $100 off the Moto 360

Best Buy discounts the Moto 360 by $100, now $149 for a limited time

Best Buy has dropped the price of the Moto 360 by $100 in its latest promotion, making it just $149. If you have $150 burning a hole in your pocket, and the desire to add something new to your wrist, Best Buy is offering a pretty sweet deal on the Moto 360. For a limited time the company has...
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Phil's favorite Android Wear smartwatches

So here we are, just about a year into the first generation of Android Wear smartwatches. I have them all. I've worn them all, some longer than others. And as I've said before it's interesting to see how much better design of the watches became in a very short amount of time, even while the...
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Alex's favorite Android Wear watches

For all its flaws, I'm still using Moto's Android Wear watch instead of its more capable competition. I've used a fair few Android Wear watches since the platform first launched almost a year ago. I've gone from the imperfect and frustrating LG G Watch to the functional but slightly clunky G...
Shazam update brings Android Wear compatibility

See what's playing right from your wrist with the latest Shazam update

Shazam has added Android Wear support in its latest update, which now allows you to identify who is playing right from your wrist. No longer do you have to fumble to find your phone when you want to know who sings a particular song, thanks to the latest Shazam update. Included in this update is...
LG G Watch in white and black

AT&T will sell you an LG G Watch for just $50 via its online store [update]

It may be old, but at $50 the LG G Watch is a good buy if you want to learn about Android Wear. We're not sure how long AT&T will have these available, but you can snag a black LG G Watch for just $50 from its online store. The watch is almost a year old, but is updated to the latest version...
LG Watch Urbane and Moto 360

Andrew's favorite Android Wear watches

The Watch Urbane and Moto 360 both have their issues, but are each ahead of the rest of the pack for me. I've been wearing an Android Wear watch since they have been available, replacing the Pebble that was previously on my wrist. Over the past several months I've come to enjoy the ability to...
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Jerry's favorite Android Wear watch

The Moto 360 is still my favorite Android Wear watch. Smart watches are cool. I know they are cool, because people tell me they are cool. You get everything you ever wanted — and a lot of what you never wanted — pushed directly to your wrist so you can lift your arm and look at the screen to see...

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