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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...
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...
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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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Motorola starts selling $30 leather, $80 metal bands for Moto 360

Motorola starts selling $30 leather, $80 metal bands for Moto 360

Just as originally promised, and in time for holiday shopping, Motorola has begun selling individual bands for its Moto 360 smartwatch. The bands are available in both metal and leather, and come in various shades and hues. The leather bands are available for $30 and come in three different...
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...
Moto 360 Gold

Moto 360 now available with slim 18 mm silver and gold bands from Motorola

As promised earlier this month, Motorola is now selling versions of its Android Wear-based Moto 360 smartwatch with slim 18 mm bands in silver and gold colors. The silver 18 mm band version of the Moto 360 will cost $299.99, which is the same price as the older dark or silver 23 mm metal bands...
Music make me lose control, Music make me lose control.

Google Play Music on Android Wear: How to use it and what it still needs

There's room to improve with Play Music on Wear, but at least it's finally here One of the primary reasons for me to get a smartwatch was for music. Not to listen from it, per se, but to control music from it. Being able to leave the phone inside while I walk my laps is still a somewhat...
One-click Amazon has made it to your wrist

You can now order from Amazon with your Android Wear smartwatch

Shopping for stuff at Amazon just got a new wrinkle with the latest update to the Android Amazon app. Not only does it support the new Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, it also includes an Android Wear app for buying things directly from a supported smartwatch. The release notes for the app states, "...
Asus Zenwatch

Asus ZenWatch is listed on Google Play for $199 but you can't get it yet

The Asus ZenWatch is now listed on the Google Play Store site for the price of $199, but the Android Wear device isn't actually for sale yet as the listing still has a "Coming Soon" tag. The 1.63-inch smartwatch with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage was officially revealed in September, and a...
Lollipop

Android Wear reportedly getting battery life tracking, a watchface SDK, and more with 5.0 Lollipop update

The launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop will be followed by a version of the OS made for Android Wear devices, and a new report claims to have information on what features will be included in that update when it is released. According to the report from Phandroid, there's plenty of new stuff coming...
You can now buy a Sony SmartWatch 3

Sony SmartWatch 3 now available Google Play for $249.99

The recent bonanza of Android Wear devices is continuing with today's availability of the Sony SmartWatch 3. The Android Wear-powered wrist wearable is now available for $249.99, with quoted shipping times of 1-2 business days. Sony SmartWatch 3 Review News Discussion Where to buy:...
These are the new Moto 360 watch faces

These are the new Moto 360 watch faces

In addition to the new steel bracelets and slimmer options, the Moto 360 this week got itself some new watch faces, and they're quite the lookers. They're also available now, along with an update to the Moto Connect app, which you'll definitely want to get for a little further customization. Let...
G Watch R

LG G Watch R arriving at Sprint November 14th

If you're a Sprint customer and looking to pick up the LG G Watch R, you'll be able to do just that next week. LG's latest wearable will be arriving at Sprint stores and online on November 14th for $299.99. Easy Pay will be an option as well, allowing you to get the Android Wear device for $0...

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