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LG Watch Urbane review: The best of the motley wearable crew

LG Watch Urbane review: The best of the motley wearable crew

"Make a nice smartwatch. But don't make it too nice." That's sort of the working line you figure was floating around during development of the LG Watch Urbane. Like the LG G Watch R before it, this model can actually pass as a traditional timepiece, at least from a distance. And from that same...
Google announces Games in Motion to combine exercise and fun

Games in Motion enhances exercise with the addition of missions on your wrist

Google is attempting to make working out a little better by adding some fun to the exercise. Games in Motion is the latest set of sample code from Google that gives developers an idea of how to integrate additional Android Wear functionality to make working out a little better. Knowing that it...
LG Watch Urbane

These are the hot new watch faces on the LG Watch Urbane

The watch faces arguably are the most important part of any smartwatch, with the ability to make or break the entire look and feel of the timepiece. A sexy new watch with a bland watch face doesn't do anybody any favors. And the LG Watch Urbane has a few new nice ones, and done away with a few of...
First look: Android 5.1.1 on the LG Watch Urbane

First look: Android 5.1.1 on the LG Watch Urbane

The LG Watch Urbane is now starting to hit the wrists of those looking for something that's ever closer to a watch-looking smartwatch. And that means we're also starting to get our first look at the latest version of Android Wear, based on Android 5.1.1. And here we do precisely that. This is...
Motorola offers special deals for Mother Day

Motorola offers special savings for Mothers Day, including $70 off Moto 360 and more

Motorola is looking to make Mothers Day shopping a bit more affordable with their latest round of savings on the Moto 360 and Moto X. If you are looking to get your mother something special for Mothers Day, these new deals from Motorola may have you upgrading or adding to her electronics...
TAG Heuer

TAG Heuer's upcoming Android Wear smartwatch will cost about $1,400

The head of TAG Heuer stated today that the company's upcoming Android Wear smartwatch will cost about $1,400 when it goes on sale later this fall. TAG Heuer first announced its plans for an Android Wear product in March. Intel will provide the hardware for the smartwatch. Jean-Claude Biver, the...
LG G Watch R and Moto 360 get price cuts on the Google Store

LG G Watch R and Moto 360 get price cuts on the Google Store

Following the availability of the LG Watch Urbane on the Google Store, Google has also dropped the prices of the G Watch R and Moto 360 to $249 and $179, respectively. If that LG Watch Urbane is a bit too rich for your blood, Google has cut the price of the G Watch R from $299 to $249 on the...
There comes a time when you just need to tell your watch to shut up.

How to use Theater mode on Android Wear (and why you might want to)

One of the complaints many early Android Wear users had was actually a complaint from everyone around those users: their watches kept lighting up in a dark theaters. My variant on this complaint was a little bit different. I like to dance in my bedroom, in the dark. Totally in the dark, I will...
Moto 360

You can finally buy a Moto 360 with a metal band in India for ₹19,999

Motorola has started to offer the Moto 360 with Light Metal and Dark Metal bands in India, although the pricing at ₹19,999 ($315) makes it one of the costliest smartwatches available in the country. It doesn't look like the Light Gold option will be available for the Moto 360 in India....
Android Wear companion app update brings fresh design, a few neat features

Android Wear companion app update brings fresh design, a few neat features

While we all wait for the next OS update to hit our Android Wear watches, the companion app is getting a refresh. The latest Android Wear app brings a solid design refresh and a few new features, but some of them will require you to wait for your Android Wear smartwatch to get the latest...
Android Wear setup

This week's sidebar poll: Do you use a smartwatch?

Smartwatches are no longer one of those things we'll see in the future. Ever since Pebble first brought smartwatches to the masses, the market keeps growing and the whole concept gets closer to perfection. We're not there yet, but seeing the way wrist computing has evolved from a basic wristband...
Android Wear gets support for Wifi, hands-free flicks and drawable emoji in new update

Android Wear gets support for Wifi, hands-free flicks and drawable emoji in new update

Google will launch a software update for Android Wear smartwatches soon that will add many new features, including some that won't require the use of a phone. Google will also add some hands-free features to Android Wear devices in the next update, such as flicking a wrist to move to a new card...
Always know when - and how - to block.

How to block app notifications from your Android Wear watch

Smartwatches can keep us more connected than ever, bringing notifications to our wrists, but that blessing can turn into a curse. An intrusive or overbearing app can make your Android Wear experience a pestilence, whether it means to or not, but thankfully, there is something you can do about it...
Moto Connect adds social sharing for custom Moto 360 faces

Moto Connect adds social sharing for custom Moto 360 faces

Motorola's smartwatch app lets you share photos of your customizations for everyone to see. Moto Connect has always been good for those extra tricks on Motorola accessories, but the latest update adds a social component to your Moto 360 modifications. The app lets you modify the Motorola-...
Field Trip adds Android Wear support in latest update

Field Trip update lets you explore right from your wrist

Android Wear support has been added to the exploration app Field Trip, bringing site information right to your wrist. Field Trip, the popular exploration app from Google's Niantic Labs, has received an update which brings full Android Wear support to the app. With the new support users will be...
Google Store discounts the Moto 360 to $165 with free shipping

Google Store discounts the Moto 360 to $165 with free shipping

It looks like today's the day to nab a Moto 360 if you've been on the fence, as Google is now offering the Android Wear beauty from its online store for just $165 with free shipping. The deal marks the Moto 360 down to $165 from its original $249 price tag. For that money, you'll be able to...
Moto 360 deal at Best Buy

Save $100 when you buy a Moto 360 and an Android phone from Best Buy

Best Buy will take $100 off the total when purchasing a Moto 360 and a new Android smartphone in-store through April 18. We have already seen the price drop on the Moto 360, and now Best Buy is offering another in-store deal on top to make it even sweeter. Now through April 18, when purchasing a...
Moto 360

Amazon cuts pricing of the Moto 360 to as low as $179 / £163

Amazon has just lowered the pricing of the Moto 360 to as low as $179 for the model with a leather strap. The Moto 360 price has been cut on Amazon, bringing the leather strap model down to $179 and the metal to $229. These price cuts bring the device to the cheapest that it has been yet, which...
Android and Apple

Android Wear on iPhone: How it might happen and what it'll mean

The slow trickle of rumors surrounding iOS support for Android Wear came to a head today, with a report from The Verge stating that Google is a "close to finishing the final technical details" involved with getting its wearables to work with Apple's phones. On the face of it, it seems surprising...
Google's working on Android Wear for iPhone

Google said to be close to getting Android Wear watches to work with iPhones

Sure, the Apple Watch is just around the corner, but that's not going to stop Google from continuing work on getting Android Wear to work with iOS. It's been rumored and reported for a while now that Google was working to get Android Wear to be properly compatible with the iPhone, and it appears...

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