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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...
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 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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We're answering your LG G Watch R questions in the Android Central forums!

On my wrist today is the LG G Watch R, LG's second-generation Android Wear smartwatch sporting a more traditional timepiece design with a rounded face. We got a pretty good look at the G Watch R back at IFA 2014 in Berlin, but this is our first chance to use it out in the wild ahead of the global...
Moto 360

Google may be more flexible toward OEM customization on wearables, TVs and cars in the future

When Google announced Android Wear, Android TV and Android Auto at this year's I/O event, it mentioned that it was going to limit the amount of customization manufacturers would be able to undertake. However, that may change soon, according to vice president of engineering Hiroshi Lockheimer....
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New GoToMeeting app update adds support for Android Wear

GoToMeeting is extending its Android app features to include Android Wear smartphone support, allowing owners to take meetings while they may be on the move. GoToMeeting's blog states: GoToMeeting and your Android phone and smartwatch are getting along fabulously these days. If you have...
Android Wear notifications come to Google Glass

Android Wear notifications come to Google Glass

Google is launching Notification Sync on Glass that will allow users to see all the notifications on their Android phone from within Google Glass. It's essentially similar to how notifications get pushed through Android Wear for smartwatches. Though the feature is out today, it will require a new...
Best Buy now sells spare official Moto 360 chargers

Best Buy now sells spare Moto 360 chargers

Best Buy is now selling spare Moto 360 chargers so you can buy an extra for the office and keep one at home. Unfortunately, the Qi wireless charging accessory doesn't come cheap, and the official Moto 360 charger, which props up your smartwatch up so you can see it comfortably on a desk on night...
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LG G Watch currently on sale at Best Buy for just $149.99

If you really want to get your hands, or rather your wrist, on an Android Wear smartwatch, Best Buy could have something that might be of interest. The retailer is currently selling the LG G Watch for just $149.99. If you remember, the LG G Watch launched in June for the price of $229.99 and...
Microsoft Research

No typing here, instead draw with Microsoft's Android Wear keyboard prototype

Microsoft Research today released what they are calling an "analog keyboard" for Android Wear. The keyboard will allow you to input text by drawing letters onto the watch face. It is important to note that, as of right now, the keyboard only supports square screens with a 320x320 resolution, in...
GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting adds support for Android Wear in latest update

Citrix GoToMeeting has just been updated to take advantage of your Android Wear smartwatch. The update, which came out yesterday, introduces support smartwatch support. Navigate to GoToMeeting in the Google Play Store and you'll now see the app at version 5.0.799.1306. Here's the super...
Motorola camera update

Motorola Camera update adds remote shutter support for Android Wear

You can now use your Moto 360 to take a picture using the Motorola Camera app on your Motorola Moto X. An update to Motorola's camera app today allows you to go full Moto inception, using your Android Wear smartwatch as a remote shutter on your Motorola phone. (Or you could use the Samsung Gear...
iHeartRadio will gain Android Wear support next week

iHeartRadio will gain Android Wear support next week

Starting October 15, iHeartRadio users will be able to use their voice to control their music listening experience with Android Wear support. Users with an Android phone and an Android Wear smartwatch will be able to search for their favorite radio stations using their voice or give a thumbs up...

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