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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...
Android Wear apps blacklist

How to blacklist apps 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, it's which notifications are important — and which ones you merely brush aside...
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How to set a reminder on Android Wear

How to set a reminder on Android Wear

Google Now has supported reminders on Android and on the web for some time, but with the advent of Android Wear, making sure you don't forget important stuff is easier than ever. And there are a few different ways to go about setting a notification on Android Wear — including on the LG G Watch,...
Android Wear stopwatch

How to use Android Wear as a stopwatch

Using the stopwatch in Android Wear is dead simple once you find it There's a simple stopwatch feature built into every Android Wear device — that includes the Samsung Gear Live, Moto 360 and LG G Watch — that let's you time just about anything. It's accurate (compared to "official" timers at...
All the wires

How to extend your Android Wear battery life

Use these tips to get the most out of that little block of polymer If you picked up an Android Wear watch, or know someone who picked one up, or just listen to what people are saying on the Internet, you know that battery life is a big issue for many new watch owners. The need for frequent...
You can now control your Tesla Model S using an Android Wear app

You can now control your Tesla Model S using an Android Wear app

If you happen to be the lucky owner of a Tesla Model S and have been holding out hope for an Android Wear app to control it, you'll certainly want to check out the Tesla Command app for Android Wear. Android Developer Matthew Patience has come up with the app and while it only allows for some...
Moto 360

The Moto 360 will display information just like everything else

Square, round — it's all the same to Android Wear While LG and Samsung have already offered up everything we need to know about how Android Wear functions and what kind of features we can expect from future devices — at least until Google changes things, which certainly will happen in some...
Android Wear — Take a note

How to take a note on Android Wear

Taking a note is easy, but there are options for what you can do with it This should be simple, right? Taking a note on your Android Wear smartwatch should be as easy as telling the watch to "Take a note." And you can do that. But, no, it's not really that simple. Or at least it might not be....

HTC on that watch in that video: It's not a real product

Here's HTC's response to an obvious watch showing up (look for it about 35 and 44 seconds in) in that design video from July 9: "HTC encourages our design team to explore and tinker with new ideas and even models, as is the case with the watch some viewers noticed in our recent HTC Design...
Moto 360 bands

Which Moto 360 band do you plan to brandish?

As we're all not-so-patiently awaiting the Moto 360 — which some 61 percent of more than 12,000 of you said you are holding out for — let's take another look at its aesthetics. Specifically, the watch strap, or band. While we're still missing any real official details, Motorola's been showing...
Android Wear send a text

How to send a text message in Android Wear

Sending an SMS in Android Wear is as easy as telling it to text someone Sending a text message with your Android Wear smartwatch — and it doesn't matter whether you've got the LG G Watch, the Samsung Gear Live or the Moto 360; it works the same on all three — is just a matter of speaking a few...
Android Wear

Android Wear source code uploaded to AOSP

In a message posted on the Android Building Google Group, Bill Yi has announced that GPL projects for the software running on both the Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch have been posted to the appropriate places in the Android source tree. Interested developers can find them under the tag...

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