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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...
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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Inbox update lets you reply to emails from your wrist

Inbox update lets you reply to emails from your wrist

Google has updated its Inbox app to bring a better experience to owners of Android tablets and Android Wear-powered smartwatches. With the update, Inbox users will be able to see messages, mark them as done, and even reply to their emails from their wrist without needing to consult their phones...
Todoist on Android Wear

Todoist adds Android Wear support for ultimate task management convenience

Todoist, the popular task and project management application, has today announced support for Android Wear devices for the first time. Now, owners of Android Wear powered smartwatches can have total control over their Todoist task lists, reminders and notifications without the need to take their...
Pebble smartwatches and Android Wear smartwatches, living in peaceful harmony

Pebble 2.3 beta bakes in Android Wear notification and interaction support

Pebble users can now take advantage of apps that support Android Wear notifications and interactions, all without having to do any additional legwork. At least if they're taking part in the beta testing program for the Android Pebble app. The 2.3 beta brings support for both Android Wear...
Android Wear notifications

Android Wear's 5.0 update changes the way notifications are handled, and it's a mixed bag

Things are unchanged if your phone runs KitKat, but Lollipop users will be in for some learning Android Wear recently added a whole bunch of useful tweaks and features, building on a new base of Android 5.0 Lollipop. Though the focus of the update was on proper APIs for creating third-party...
Sony SmartWatch 3 Review

Sony SmartWatch 3 Review

Android Wear gains standalone GPS in a watch that mostly favors function over form When it comes to smartwatches, you can sort of break things down into three camps. There's the rubber strap crowd — functional, but not all that stylish. There's leather, which classes things up a good bit but...
Unofficial Android Wear watch face

Third-party Android Wear watch faces have until February to get official

This is tucked into the announcement of the Android Wear watch face API, but it's an important one given that a good many folks out there with Android Wear smartwatches are using so-called "unofficial" or third-party watch faces. Now that Google's provided an official API for getting watch faces...
Android 5.0 coming to Android Wear over the next week!

Android 5.0 coming to Android Wear over the next week!

OTA update coming in the next week to existing Android Wear devices Along with the new API for watch faces on Android Wear, Google today confirmed that Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming to your Android Wear smartwatch in the next week or so as part of the major updates announced today. Over the...
Android Wear update

Android Wear's massive update: Official watch face API, new display modes, app features and more!

Android 5.0 will hit watches in an OTA update Google today has announced a major update to Android Wear, bringing some long-awaited official functionality to its smartwatches — and a host of new features to go along with them. Oh, and Android 5.0 is coming soon to your watch. There's a lot...
Moto 360 ad shows off connectivity with Tinder

Moto 360 ad shows off connectivity with Tinder

Motorola is debuting a new ad for its Moto 360 smartwatch as part of its "A Watch for Our Times" campaign. Highlighting symmetry and design, the latest spot features an architect wearing what appears at first glance to be a regular classic watch, but the piece goes on to show an Android Wear...
Moto 360 stainless steel bracelet

The official Moto 360 stainless steel band: How to install it, and how it looks

The official steel band for the Moto 360 looks decent, but so do alternatives Ever since we got our first up-close look at the Moto 360 — the first round Android Wear smartwatch — we've pretty much been in love with it. And we're not alone. We're also not alone in that while the Horween leather...

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