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Huawei posts ads for unannounced Android Wear watch at Barcelona Airport

'Timeless design' and 'smart within' frame Huawei's unannounced wearable for Mobile World Congress. As journalists and industry members alike start hitting Barcelona Airport for MWC 2015, they'll be greeted by a large number of ad placements from Huawei for a watch that, frankly, we weren't...
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Moto Maker customization support is coming to the Moto 360 in March

People who purchase the Moto 360 in March will be able to customize their smartwatch in a variety of ways, thanks to a new version of Motorola's Moto Maker website. The first details of how much customization will be available for the Moto 360 comes from Wired: They state: You'll be able...
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Broadcom says its new hardware will boost the battery life of Android Wear watches

Future Android Wear devices could benefit from using a newly announced hardware platform from Broadcom. The company said today that its products, when used inside an Android Wear product, could help increase its battery life, among other features. Here's what Broadcom said about its new...
USA Today Android Wear

USA Today adds support for Android Wear

USA Today — the No. 3 newspaper in the U.S. — this week pushed an update to its Android application that adds support for Android Wear smartwatches. You'll be prompted to set up notifications for your smartwatch after updating, and you can choose when to get the twice-daily five-headline burst...
Motorola rolls out minor 5.0.2 update to Moto 360

Motorola rolls out minor 5.0.2 update to Moto 360

If you have a Moto 360 strapped to your wrist, you might want to check for an update. Motorola has started rolling out a minor update that brings the wearable up to version 5.0.2, and includes updated Google Play services and bug fixes. Here's the official changelog from Motorola: Updated...
Pebble 2.3 brings Android Wear notification support, pre-defined replies

Pebble 2.3 goes live with Android Wear notification and interaction support

Pebble users on Android are in for quite the treat today, as the Pebble app has been updated to version 2.3 with support for interacting with Android Wear notifications, setting defined replies, and the ability to reply from your Pebble through Android SMS apps. Here's the full breakdown of...
LG goes for the 'Urbane' look with latest G Watch iteration

LG goes for the 'Urbane' look with latest G Watch iteration

LG today has unveiled its latest Android Wear building on the original LG G Watch R and coming up with a more stylish and formal and all-metal "LG Watch Urbane" that's "designed for a sophisticated and cosmopolitan wearer." Available in gold or silver, it's still a standard 22mm model, so you...
Sony Smartwatch 3 stainless steel

Sony SmartWatch 3 with stainless steel strap launching worldwide this week

The folks at Sony are launching a version of their SmartWatch 3 with a strap worldwide this week. However, the company has yet to announce a price tag for the new variant of their Android Wear-based device. Sony did reveal that the SmartWatch 3 stainless steel edition will come with a voucher...
Moto 360 and the LG G Watch R

More than 720,000 Android Wear devices were shipped in 2014, led by the Moto 360

Android Wear seems to be off to something of a slow start, with 720,000 in shipped units last year. The numbers come from Canalys, who notes that Android Wear devices accounted for around 15% of the 4.6 million "smart wearable bands" shipped in 2014. It's little surprise to see the hotly-...
Yammer on Android

Yammer app update adds Android Wear and interactive notification support

Yammer, the business-based messaging and networking service from Microsoft, has released an update for its Android app that adds support for Android Wear smartwatches. It also offers some new ways to interact with new notifications. The official Yammer blog has this to say about the new...
Moto 360 Bands

Three metallic band options are coming to the UK for the Moto 360 later in 2015

UK fans of Motorola's Android Wear-based smartwatch, the Moto 360 will be able to choose from three metallic band options later in 2015: Light Gold, Light Metal and Dark Metal. Those band options launched in the US market in late 2014. Motorola says: From mid-February in the UK, Moto 360...
Moto X to be part of special Motorola sale

Save up to $140 on a new Motorola phone or watch, starting Feb. 2

Motorola will launch a new promotion on Monday, Feb. 2 that will save some people as much as $140 on their purchase of a new smartphone, smartwatch or accessories. The price cut will come in a promotional code that will be available just on Monday, but a smaller amount of savings will be...
Motorola teams with DODO for line of colorful Moto 360 bands

Motorola teams with DODO for line of colorful Moto 360 bands

It looks like the band options for your Moto 360 just got a little bit bigger. Motorola today has started selling four new "premium" leather bands on its website. The bands, made by DODO, will set you back $60, and come in your choice of blue, green, red, or tan. While the price may be a bit...
Tylt shows off their new gear, including a silicone Moto 360 strap

Tylt shows off their new gear, including a silicone Moto 360 strap

Tylt gear has a hard-earned reputation for being well designed, colorful, and a little on the pricey side. The folks at Tylt target hardcore mobile users with their gear, and every year there's something fun to check out. While the Tylt lineup includes some classics like the Energi backpack and...
LG Audi Smartwatch with Open webOS

Exclusive: The hottest smartwatch of CES isn't running Android Wear — it's Open webOS

We bring you the inside look at the most mysterious timepiece of CES 2015 LG and Audi's smartwatch collaboration is the most desirable wearable of CES 2015, and while the carmaker says it's just a prototype, the device offers a tantalizing glimpse of future LG wearables. Or at worst an...
BBM on Android Wear is almost exactly what you'd expect

BBM on Android Wear is almost exactly what you'd expect

Today at CES 2015, BlackBerry announced that Android Wear support will soon be coming to BBM, and we went wrist-on to check out how it works. And, well, it works almost exactly like you'd expect. You get all the appropriate notifications on your connected Android Wear smartwatch (in this...
BBM Android Wear

BlackBerry announces BBM support for Android Wear!

BlackBerry has announced as part of its CES 2015 press event that its BBM messaging service is coming as an app for Android Wear devices. The company said it would be released "soon," but a specific date was not revealed. Integration looks pretty straightforward, including: Without...
Audi/LG partnership yields mystery Android Wear smartwatch [updated]

Audi/LG partnership yields mystery Android Wear smartwatch [updated]

**Update Jan. 7: Turns out when we were told this watch was running a variation of Android Wear, that wasn't exactly correct. Check out our exclusive hands-on! Update: We have confirmation from LG that this is an LG watch made for Audi, running a variation of Android Wear. LG is working on a...
Hyundai Android Wear

Hyundai will show off its upcoming Android Wear app at CES 2015

If you own an Android Wear smartwatch, you might be able to start your car remotely sometime in 2015. Hyundai has just revealed it will show off an upcoming Android Wear app that will offer that kind of feature, among others, as part of its CES 2015 product lineup. The app itself is called...
Android Wear Smartwatches

So you just got a new Android Wear smartwatch ...

If it's a watch running Android, we've used them all ... It seems you can't go two stories these days without someone talking about wearables are the next big thing. (Never mind that we've been hearing that for a couple years now and are as much a part of the problem as anyone.) And there's a...

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