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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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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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Russell's favorite Android Wear watches

I tolerate the Moto 360, but right now my favorite Android Wear watch is none of them. Smartwatches are all the rage right now in the tech nerd sphere, and as cool as it is to see so many people excited about new technology I remain unconvinced. It doesn't matter if we're talking about Pebble,...
Take two: Google announces Android Wear 5.1.1 rollout has begun

Take two: Google announces Android Wear 5.1.1 rollout has begun

Google announced today that it has officially started rolling out the Android 5.1.1 update to Android Wear smartwatches today. Over on its product forums, Google announced that it has started rolling out Android 5.1.1 to Android Wear watches. Additionally, according to several users on Reddit,...
A proper Google Maps app appears on Android Wear

Proper Google Maps app appears on Android Wear via latest phone app update

With the latest update to Google Maps on your phone, Android Wear gains some mapping functionality. After updating to Google Maps version 9.9 on your phone — which brings a neat new transparent status bar and some navigation features — you may notice that there's an actual Google Maps app on...
Motorola offers $129 off Moto G and Moto 360 purchase

Buy a Moto G and Moto 360, save $129 during four-hour sale

For a very limited time Motorola will be offering a savings of $129 when combining the purchase of a Moto G and Moto 360. Motorola is hosting a four-hour sale today on the Moto G and Moto 360, that reduces the total price by $129 down to only $299 for both. The sale runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m....
Google Play Music and Android Wear

You can now browse Google Play Music (somewhat) on Android Wear 5.1.1

Google Play Music now has some basic browsing functionality on Android's wearables platform. If you've got the latest version of Android Wear — that is, Android 5.1.1 — and use Google Play Music, you now have a new option for controlling tunes on your watch. There's a caveat here, however. You'...

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