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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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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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Moto 360 Bands

Three metallic band options are coming to the UK for the Moto 360 later in 2015

UK fans of Motorola's Android Wear-based smartwatch, the Moto 360 will be able to choose from three metallic band options later in 2015: Light Gold, Light Metal and Dark Metal. Those band options launched in the US market in late 2014. Motorola says: From mid-February in the UK, Moto 360...
Moto X to be part of special Motorola sale

Save up to $140 on a new Motorola phone or watch, starting Feb. 2

Motorola will launch a new promotion on Monday, Feb. 2 that will save some people as much as $140 on their purchase of a new smartphone, smartwatch or accessories. The price cut will come in a promotional code that will be available just on Monday, but a smaller amount of savings will be...
Motorola teams with DODO for line of colorful Moto 360 bands

Motorola teams with DODO for line of colorful Moto 360 bands

It looks like the band options for your Moto 360 just got a little bit bigger. Motorola today has started selling four new "premium" leather bands on its website. The bands, made by DODO, will set you back $60, and come in your choice of blue, green, red, or tan. While the price may be a bit...
Tylt shows off their new gear, including a silicone Moto 360 strap

Tylt shows off their new gear, including a silicone Moto 360 strap

Tylt gear has a hard-earned reputation for being well designed, colorful, and a little on the pricey side. The folks at Tylt target hardcore mobile users with their gear, and every year there's something fun to check out. While the Tylt lineup includes some classics like the Energi backpack and...
LG Audi Smartwatch with Open webOS

Exclusive: The hottest smartwatch of CES isn't running Android Wear — it's Open webOS

We bring you the inside look at the most mysterious timepiece of CES 2015 LG and Audi's smartwatch collaboration is the most desirable wearable of CES 2015, and while the carmaker says it's just a prototype, the device offers a tantalizing glimpse of future LG wearables. Or at worst an...
BBM on Android Wear is almost exactly what you'd expect

BBM on Android Wear is almost exactly what you'd expect

Today at CES 2015, BlackBerry announced that Android Wear support will soon be coming to BBM, and we went wrist-on to check out how it works. And, well, it works almost exactly like you'd expect. You get all the appropriate notifications on your connected Android Wear smartwatch (in this case...
BBM Android Wear

BlackBerry announces BBM support for Android Wear!

BlackBerry has announced as part of its CES 2015 press event that its BBM messaging service is coming as an app for Android Wear devices. The company said it would be released "soon," but a specific date was not revealed. Integration looks pretty straightforward, including: Without...
Audi/LG partnership yields mystery Android Wear smartwatch [updated]

Audi/LG partnership yields mystery Android Wear smartwatch [updated]

**Update Jan. 7: Turns out when we were told this watch was running a variation of Android Wear, that wasn't exactly correct. Check out our exclusive hands-on! Update: We have confirmation from LG that this is an LG watch made for Audi, running a variation of Android Wear. LG is working on a...
Hyundai Android Wear

Hyundai will show off its upcoming Android Wear app at CES 2015

If you own an Android Wear smartwatch, you might be able to start your car remotely sometime in 2015. Hyundai has just revealed it will show off an upcoming Android Wear app that will offer that kind of feature, among others, as part of its CES 2015 product lineup. The app itself is called...
Android Wear Smartwatches

So you just got a new Android Wear smartwatch ...

If it's a watch running Android, we've used them all ... It seems you can't go two stories these days without someone talking about wearables are the next big thing. (Never mind that we've been hearing that for a couple years now and are as much a part of the problem as anyone.) And there's a...

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