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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...
ASUS ZenWatch 2

ASUS ZenWatch 2 specs

ASUS has not just one new watch on its hands, but two versions of the ZenWatch 2. It's the sequel to what's been regarded as one of the best Android Wear options available, added a few colors and options for bands — and even is offering a slimmed-down model. That's just big strokes of what's...
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...
Moto 360

Alex's favorite Android Wear watches

For all its flaws, I'm still using Moto's Android Wear watch instead of its more capable competition. I've used a fair few Android Wear watches since the platform first launched almost a year ago. I've gone from the imperfect and frustrating LG G Watch to the functional but slightly clunky G...
Shazam update brings Android Wear compatibility

See what's playing right from your wrist with the latest Shazam update

Shazam has added Android Wear support in its latest update, which now allows you to identify who is playing right from your wrist. No longer do you have to fumble to find your phone when you want to know who sings a particular song, thanks to the latest Shazam update. Included in this update is...
LG G Watch in white and black

AT&T will sell you an LG G Watch for just $50 via its online store [update]

It may be old, but at $50 the LG G Watch is a good buy if you want to learn about Android Wear. We're not sure how long AT&T will have these available, but you can snag a black LG G Watch for just $50 from its online store. The watch is almost a year old, but is updated to the latest version...
LG Watch Urbane and Moto 360

Andrew's favorite Android Wear watches

The Watch Urbane and Moto 360 both have their issues, but are each ahead of the rest of the pack for me. I've been wearing an Android Wear watch since they have been available, replacing the Pebble that was previously on my wrist. Over the past several months I've come to enjoy the ability to...
Moto 360

Jerry's favorite Android Wear watch

The Moto 360 is still my favorite Android Wear watch. Smart watches are cool. I know they are cool, because people tell me they are cool. You get everything you ever wanted — and a lot of what you never wanted — pushed directly to your wrist so you can lift your arm and look at the screen to see...
Russell smartwatch

Russell's favorite Android Wear watches

I tolerate the Moto 360, but right now my favorite Android Wear watch is none of them. Smartwatches are all the rage right now in the tech nerd sphere, and as cool as it is to see so many people excited about new technology I remain unconvinced. It doesn't matter if we're talking about Pebble,...
Take two: Google announces Android Wear 5.1.1 rollout has begun

Take two: Google announces Android Wear 5.1.1 rollout has begun

Google announced today that it has officially started rolling out the Android 5.1.1 update to Android Wear smartwatches today. Over on its product forums, Google announced that it has started rolling out Android 5.1.1 to Android Wear watches. Additionally, according to several users on Reddit,...
A proper Google Maps app appears on Android Wear

Proper Google Maps app appears on Android Wear via latest phone app update

With the latest update to Google Maps on your phone, Android Wear gains some mapping functionality. After updating to Google Maps version 9.9 on your phone — which brings a neat new transparent status bar and some navigation features — you may notice that there's an actual Google Maps app on...

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