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Illustrations by VA bring style to your smartwatch

Not all watch faces are created equal in the world of Android Wear, and that becomes apparent when you take a look at Illustration Watch Faces by VA. Many Watch Faces trade their aesthetics for giving you all the bells and whistles, but these faces go the opposite direction. If you're looking for...
Android Wear Jen

Android Wear almost isn't worth it for small-wristed folk

Smartwatches are amazing and fantastic additions to staying connected to everything. Unless of course, you happen to be someone of the smaller boned variety. It's often difficult to find devices that don't make me look absolutely ridiculous while wearing them, no matter how awesome they are....
Android Wear and Android Auto

Android Auto tip: Disconnect your watch (at least on long trips)

Here's an obscure tip that merges two niche Android products — but a tip that's important to those of us who dwell in these depths. If you have Android Auto in your car and wear an Android Wear watch on your wrist, you might find that the watch battery is being drained pretty significantly when...
Moto 360 now starts at $150 from multiple retailers

Moto 360 now starts at $150 from multiple retailers

If you have $150 to spare, and you've been eyeing a Moto 360, now may be the time to pull the trigger. Multiple online stores, including Amazon, the Google Store, and Motorola, all currently have the Android Wear smartwatch listed at $150 — a full $100 off its usual retail price. The Moto 360...
Woot discounts the Moto 360 to $140 today only

Grab a Moto 360 from Woot for as low as $149 today only

The online discount site, Woot.com, has some big savings on the Moto 360 today, dropping the price down to as low as $149. This offer, which is good for today — June 26 — only, scores you a champagne Moto 360 with cognac leather band for $149, or the natural and dark metal options for $179....
The year of Android Wear — An Android Central Roundtable

The year of Android Wear — An Android Central Roundtable

Android Wear — Google's operating system for wearables — is more than a year old. But in the tech world, a year can seem like an eternity. Or at least time enough to see a healthy leap from one generation to the next, whether we're talking about hardware, or software, or both. There are...
Android Wear watchfaces

This new Google Play collection brings 17 new Android Wear watchfaces

17 new looks that bring elegance and fun to your wrist. Google has released a new Google Play collection, and for those of us using Android Wear it's a great one. In addition to the over 1,500 watchfaces already in Google Play, this collection promises to bring faces for your Android Wear watch...
These are the best Android Wear smartwatches

These are the best Android Wear smartwatches

Our continuously updated list of the best Android Wear watch you can wear It's been a number of months since we last updated our list of the best Android Wear smartwatches. And in that time the number of watches available has increased yet again. The early choice was pretty clear, as the Moto...
Android Wear and Pebble Time

Android Wear or Pebble Time — which is best for you?

Choices can be hard. Especially when both are great choices. Smartwatches are uniquely personal pieces of technology. We all want a phone that has a certain look or feel, and most of us think our choice says something about who we are, and how we want people to perceive us. When it comes to our...
Android 5.1.1 for the Moto 360 begins rolling out

Android 5.1.1 update finally begins rolling out for the Moto 360

Moto 360 owners will be thrilled to hear that the Android 5.1.1 update is now rolling out for the device, but it may be a few days before everyone sees it. The Android 5.1.1 update has already hit a number of other Android Wear devices, but the Moto 360 was not one of them, until now. Motorola...
Android Wear Android M

If you are using Android Wear in Android M, check your optimizations

It turns out Android M thinks your Android Wear app needs to take a nap every once in a while. It should be no surprise to anyone out there that the Android M Developer Preview is not 100% ready for public consumption. We're not expecting a Nexus running the finished version of this OS until the...
Moto 360 update delayed due to performance issues

Motorola blames performance issues for Moto 360 update delay

The Moto 360 update saga continues, as Motorola has sent out a tweet explaining that the delay is caused by performance issues on the device with the new software. You can stop checking for updates on your Moto 360 for the time being, as Motorola has stated that the update isn't quite ready yet...
Huawei Watch

Huawei Watch specs

The first Android Wear device rocking sapphire on the display is on its way, and here's what it is running underneath. Huawei's launch event for their first Android Wear gadget made it abundantly clear the target was a high-end device that placed looks and function on equal footing. With the...
Tag Heuer Carrera

Tag Heuer's Android Wear smartwatch will be called the Carrera Wearable 01

Tag Heuer's first Android Wear-based smartwatch will be launched this fall as the Carrera Wearable 01. Tag Heuer's previously-announced plans to launch an Android Wear-based smartwatch continue and now CEO Jean-Claude Biver has revealed its name: the Tag Heuer Carrera Wearable 01. In a chat...
Volvo on Android Wear

Android Wear support is coming to Volvo's Android app in June

Volvo is the latest company with plans to support Android Wear, thanks to an update for its Volvo on Call app in late June. If you own a Volvo and an Android Wear smartwatch, you will have some good news in late June. That's when the car company will issue an update to its Volvo on Call app for...
Android Wear app numbers

Android Wear now has over 4,000 apps to check out

Android Wear device owners now have over 4,000 apps to download and use, according to an announcement from Google today. During the Google I/O keynote address today in San Francisco, Google gave an update on its Android Wear platform, announcing that there are now over 4,000 apps available...
Lenovo Magic View

First look: Lenovo's crazy Magic View smartwatch concept

Magic View's 'Virtual Interactive Display' is a first in smartwatches — but you can't buy it yet. For Android followers and smartwatch fans, the most interesting announcement out of Lenovo's TechWorld event in Beijing might have been the company's crazy new concept design for a smartwatch,...
Motorola lowers price of Moto 360 by to $149

Moto 360 gets $100 price cut from Motorola, now just $149

Motorola has lowered the cost of the Moto 360 on their own site by $100, with configurations now starting at just $149. The Moto 360 has seen a number of sales and price reductions in recent times, as the device nears the one year mark in its life cycle. There have already been rumors of a...
Best Buy offers $100 off the Moto 360

Best Buy discounts the Moto 360 by $100, now $149 for a limited time

Best Buy has dropped the price of the Moto 360 by $100 in its latest promotion, making it just $149. If you have $150 burning a hole in your pocket, and the desire to add something new to your wrist, Best Buy is offering a pretty sweet deal on the Moto 360. For a limited time the company has...
ASUS ZenWatch

Phil's favorite Android Wear smartwatches

So here we are, just about a year into the first generation of Android Wear smartwatches. I have them all. I've worn them all, some longer than others. And as I've said before it's interesting to see how much better design of the watches became in a very short amount of time, even while the...

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