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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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New Moto 360 gets pictured in both a small and large size

New Moto 360 gets pictured in both a small and large size

The upcoming second-generation Moto 360 has been spotted a number of times already, and the latest images reveal what is said to be two different variants of the smartwatch. This time around, Motorola may be releasing both a small and large version of the watch. Having two different sizes of the...
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5 always-on apps for Android Wear

The ease and accessibility of being able to stay up to date with Smartwatches is something we've talked a lot about. However many of the apps that we use to keep up to date can be a serious drain on battery life. Which is where the new update for Android Wear comes in, always on apps. These apps...
War Rider

Wear Rider for Android Wear is a real road trip

Not all apps or games on Android Wear blow you out of the water, especially with the hundreds upon hundreds of apps available in the Google Play Store. Wear Rider from Teensy Studios is a free game that has a lot of promise to be an awesome, engaging and fun game. The issues that it has are...
Alarm for Android Wear

Stay on schedule using Alarm for Android Wear

Not all of us have what you'd call 'great time management' skills, and everybody has lost track of time here and there. Still, it's generally a frustrating experience, and one that can be helped. Alarm for Android Wear brings a well designed alarm to your Smartwatch. With multiple alarms, the...
Street Art Watch Face

Street Art Watch Faces bring a different aesthetic to Android Wear

If you've ever spent much time in a city, you've probably seen murals or other street art that breaks up the monotony of building after building. In cities all over the world, artists turn brick and mortar walls into works of art. With that in mind the Google Art Project has given us the Street...
New Moto 360 gets spotted in public

New Moto 360 starts appearing on some wrists in the Chicago area

The Moto 360 is due for a refresh, and we have already seen it leak and even get teased by Motorola itself. Now, folks are reporting spotting the watch on the wrist of some lucky folks in Chicago, the hometown of Motorola's headquarters. With the original Moto 360 approaching the one year mark,...
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Stay on track with the Driver Watch Face on Android Wear

Accessing all the info you need by just glancing down at your Android Wear device saves you time everyday. The Driver Watch Face gives you the time, date, and two readouts of the time along with 3 customizable widgets for the rest of your info. Combined with a design that gives you options, it's...
LG G Watch R gains Wi-Fi functionality

LG G Watch R gets Wi-Fi with Android Wear update!

The LG G Watch R will be gaining Wi-Fi functionality thanks to the recently-announced Android Wear update. With this, the watch will be able to communicate with your phone, even when the two don't have a direct Bluetooth connection. Wi-Fi functionality was enabled on many watches in the previous...
Android Wear gets interactive watch faces

Android Wear gets interactive watch faces to make it easier to stay connected on-the-go

The latest Android Wear update brings along with it interactive watch faces, which will make it even easier to stay connected on the go. Currently, users have to fumble around with their watch to try and see what the next event in their calendar is, or to launch an app, but that is all changing...
Fossil shows off its first Android Wear smartwatch

Fossil shows off its first Intel-powered Android Wear smartwatch

At Intel's Developer Forum, Fossil took to the stage to give a glimpse of its upcoming Intel-powered Android Wear smartwatch. While actual details and specs were not divulged, this is our first look at the new watch. The design looks very similar to the Moto 360, right down to the flat tire...

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