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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...
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...
The tools

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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Odyssey Watchface

The Odyssey watchface makes sure finding the info you need isn't an epic journey

Not everything requires an epic journey, and finding the right watch face for your smartwatch certainly shouldn't require gargantuan amounts of effort. If you've been searching for a face that blends a sharp, functional face, with a gorgeous image, then the Odyssey face might be what you've been...
Wear HQ

Wear HQ for Android Wear is everything you need in one place

Having a hub for all your information is never a bad thing when it comes to technology. Wear HQ provides just that, for your Android Wear device. With your current watch stats, a curated list of apps, recent news, and an easy way to uninstall apps, it's definitely worth checking out. We've got...
If by IFTTT on your smartwatch

IF for Android Wear lets you fine tune your experience

IF (you may remember it as IFTTT) allows you to turn your lights on and off, show your friends where you are, or even send a text when you're on your way home, all of this and more right from your smartwatch. Technology continually allows us to make our lives more convenient, and IF for Android...
Shazam detecting music

Never wonder about who you're listening to with Shazam on Android Wear

Ever had that moment when you hear a song but can't for the life of you remember who sings it, or what it's called? Yes, you could grab a hunk of lyrics and look it up on Google, but you could also go ahead and use an app made for just that. Shazam, the music recognizing app has been around for...
Instaweather for Android Wear

Catching up on the weather with Instaweather for Android Wear

Being able to glance at your watch, and get your weather forecast is a luxury that really can't be overstated. Sometimes though the temperature, and current conditions just don't quite cut it. Whether you want to see radar of that storm rolling in, or know how hard the wind is going to kick up,...
Wear Mini Launcher

The Wear Mini Launcher makes getting to your apps easier than ever

Smartwatches have brought the ease and accessibility of modern technology to our wrists, but even with the most recent Android Wear update being able to get to the app you need in a pinch can take longer than you'd prefer. Wear Mini Launcher has been solving this problem since the early days of...
White Smartwatch 3 drops to $147 on Amazon

Grab a white Sony Smartwach 3 for less than $150 from Amazon

Amazon is currently offering more than a 40 percent savings on the white Sony Smartwatch 3, dropping the price to only $147.95. The biggest savings come on the white model, though all of the colors are currently on sale. You can grab a black one for $170.11, or the lime one for $159.95, all...
Minimal and Elegant default face

Open your watch face options with Minimal and Elegant for Android Wear

If you thought minimalist meant there was no information but the time displayed, then boy were you wrong. The Minimal and Elegant watch face is exactly what it claims to be, but is also a gorgeous watch face for Android Wear With access to tons of customizable features, weather, time, and the...
ASUS ZenWatch drops to $129 on the Google Store

ASUS ZenWatch drops to $129 on the Google Store, includes free shipping

Google has dropped the price of the ASUS ZenWatch on its own store to $129 with free shipping, a savings of $70. While ASUS has announced the ZenWatch 2 already, that doesn't make the original any less capable of a smartwatch. The ZenWatch has already received its Android 5.1.1 update, bringing...
Wear Fitness Personal Trainer

Technology makes your workout easier to track

Fitness apps and mobile technology have already come a long way. Now with Android Wear, they're going even further. The Wear Fitness Personal trainer is an intuitive app that actually counts your reps for you while you are mid-workout. That's not all either, this app comes packed with all the...

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