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New Android Wear commercials show off smartwatch uses

New Android Wear commercials show off smartwatch uses

It looks like Google's getting ready for primetime with a series of TV-ready Android Wear commercials. Four videos have popped up on the official Android YouTube channel showing how you might use an Android-powered smartwatch while on safari, going out to a party, or surfing. The common tagline...
Moto teaser

Motorola holding September 4 event, Moto 360 + new phones inbound

We've been waiting patiently for new toys from Motorola for several months, not least the Moto 360 smartwatch and rumored Moto X successor. Today Moto is sending out media invites for an event in Chicago on Sept. 4, where we should see what's next from the fan-favorite manufacturer. The teaser...
How to reset Android Wear

How to factory reset your Android Wear watch

There are a few reasons why you might want to factory reset your Android Wear smartwatch. You'll need to do so if you want to pair it to a new phone, or if you're selling it... or maybe you're having problems with it and want to start again from fresh software. Whatever the case — and whether you...
ASUS

Asus could be taking first Android Wear smartwatch to IFA

The IFA 2014 rumors continue and this time out its the turn of Asus to step into the spotlight. A recent report by Focus Taiwan claims that Asus CEO, Jerry Shen, told an investors' conference that the company could be debuting its first Android Wear smartwatch at the event in Berlin. He also...
Facebook Messenger on Android Wear

Facebook Messenger adds Android Wear notifications, voice replies

If Facebook Messenger is your preferred communication app and an Android Wear device is your preferred wrist companion, today's your lucky day. With the latest version of Facebook Messenger for Android, you can now view message notifications and like or reply to messages right from your wrist....
Latest Moto 360 images show off the secret charger for the first time

Latest Moto 360 images show off the secret charger for the first time

Wondering how it actually charges? This might be the biggest clue yet One of the as yet untold stories of the forthcoming Moto 360 Android Wear watch is how it's going to charge. Well, new images that have surfaced out in Italy show the watch without anything covering up its back, and docked...
LG G Watch charger

You can now grab a spare LG G Watch charging cradle from Google Play

Heads-up LG G Watch fans — that hard-to-find spare charging cradle is now available from Google Play. $19.99 (or £14.90 in jolly olde England, or 18.90€ on the continent) will get you this exquisitely carved piece of plastic, complete with geometrically arranged charging pins and a deluxe length...
Android Wear boarding pass

A smartwatch as a boarding pass is anything but first class

We test out Delta's Android Wear boarding pass — so you don't have to We were promised the future. This this one square inch of real estate on our wrist (OK, a little more than that) known as Android Wear was promised to be the future of mobile, and the start of the wearables era. But when it...
Tune in Radio

TuneIn Radio adds Android Wear support, fixes a few interface bugs

TuneIn Radio is the second app to add Android Wear support today, following behind WhatsApp, and joining a growing list of Android apps that now support the wearable platform. We're not surprised after seeing the rapid pace that developers have been updating apps for Android Wear support. The...
Attopedia

Attopedia lets you browse Wikipedia from your wrist

Got a shiny new Android Wear smartwatch and are going through the list of interesting features and apps it supports? Here's one that may come in handy if you need to surf Wikipedia from your watch. Attopedia, which is now available for Android Wear, lets you browse Wikipedia using a two-...
Android Wear in the car

Don't let Android Wear distract you in the car

Distracted driving is worse when your device is always out and always on Make no mistake — we're pretty psyched about Android Wear here at AC. We see the potential, the way it can change the way you use your Android smartphone, and how convenient things can can be when the info you need or want...
lg g watch

LG issues update for G Watch to stop corrosion in terminal pins

LG has confirmed that it has released an over-the-air update for its Android Wear-based G Watch to fix an issue that has been reported by a few of its owners. The problem stems from corrosion that developed in the terminal pins on the back of some of the smartwatches. The reports started...
Moto 360

Poll: If the Moto 360 only has one day of battery life, will you still get it?

The first couple of Android Wear smartwatches — the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live — are only getting about a day of usage off a single charge. That's not completely unexpected given that they're (mostly) full-fledged Android devices, with full-color displays. But it's still something we've...
How to set a reminder on Android Wear

How to set a reminder on Android Wear

Google Now has supported reminders on Android and on the web for some time, but with the advent of Android Wear, making sure you don't forget important stuff is easier than ever. And there are a few different ways to go about setting a notification on Android Wear — including on the LG G Watch,...
Android Wear stopwatch

How to use Android Wear as a stopwatch

Using the stopwatch in Android Wear is dead simple once you find it There's a simple stopwatch feature built into every Android Wear device — that includes the Samsung Gear Live, Moto 360 and LG G Watch — that let's you time just about anything. It's accurate (compared to "official" timers at...
All the wires

How to extend your Android Wear battery life

Use these tips to get the most out of that little block of polymer If you picked up an Android Wear watch, or know someone who picked one up, or just listen to what people are saying on the Internet, you know that battery life is a big issue for many new watch owners. The need for frequent...
You can now control your Tesla Model S using an Android Wear app

You can now control your Tesla Model S using an Android Wear app

If you happen to be the lucky owner of a Tesla Model S and have been holding out hope for an Android Wear app to control it, you'll certainly want to check out the Tesla Command app for Android Wear. Android Developer Matthew Patience has come up with the app and while it only allows for some...
Moto 360

The Moto 360 will display information just like everything else

Square, round — it's all the same to Android Wear While LG and Samsung have already offered up everything we need to know about how Android Wear functions and what kind of features we can expect from future devices — at least until Google changes things, which certainly will happen in some...
Android Wear — Take a note

How to take a note on Android Wear

Taking a note is easy, but there are options for what you can do with it This should be simple, right? Taking a note on your Android Wear smartwatch should be as easy as telling the watch to "Take a note." And you can do that. But, no, it's not really that simple. Or at least it might not be....

HTC on that watch in that video: It's not a real product

Here's HTC's response to an obvious watch showing up (look for it about 35 and 44 seconds in) in that design video from July 9: "HTC encourages our design team to explore and tinker with new ideas and even models, as is the case with the watch some viewers noticed in our recent HTC Design...

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