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QR code on Android Wear

QR Codes and smartwatches, a match made in heaven

QR Codes are one of those things where you either love using them or they just don't seem to actually add any convenience to your life. The tech has been around for ages, and every time someone tries to breathe new life into this quick glance data delivery mechanism it seems to gain more and more...
LG G Watch power button

How to turn on the LG G Watch

With no obvious power button, switching the G Watch back on can be a little tricky The LG G Watch is designed to be an always-on device, whether it's on your wrist or resting on its charging cradle. But sometimes, for whatever reason, you might need to switch it off completely. Maybe you're...
Custom watch faces are heading to Android Wear

Custom watch faces are heading to Android Wear

Google has launched Android Wear with a decent supply of watch faces on the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live, but like all things Android half the fun is customizing the experience to make it your own. While some developers are readying existing apps to support Android Wear in various ways,...
Android Central 192: All About Android Wear

Android Central 192: All About Android Wear

We take up nearly this entire episode with Android Wear. What is it? Why would you want it? What is the smartwatch you have to have? Plus we answer your questions, live on air. Join us for the smartwatch revolution! Thing 1: Android Wear The complete list of Android Wear apps Android Wear app...
Pebble Steel, Galaxy Gear Live and LG G Watch

Pebble's place in an Android Wear world

Does a monochrome, non-Android smartwatch even have a chance anymore? We argue that Pebble indeed does. Android Wear is the new hotness. Of that there is no doubt. Mini smartphones on our wrists, basically, running fully baked versions of Android, with a specialized user interface better suited...
Google sends shipment notices for LG G Watch

LG G Watch starts to ship to eager wrists

Just as promised, Google has begun to ship out the LG G Watch, matching its original promise of a July 3 ship date. Various members in our forums are receiving shipment notices as of today, Thursday, July 3, that Google is beginning to ship out the watch, though no delivery date estimate...
Lyft brings James Bond-like feature to your wrist

Lyft update allows riders to summon cars from their wrists

Lyft has updated its Android app to bring Android Wear compatibility, meaning that smartwatch owners can now summon their next ride from their wrists without having to reach for their phones. With Android Wear compatibility, users can speak in their request and pickup location to their watch....
The Aviator watch face has a sweep second hand and date bubble

How to change the watch face on your Android Wear watch

One of the first things many of us will want to do when we get an Android Wear device is customize it a little bit. There will be plenty of apps come along for the new breed of smartwatch, and possibly we'll see replacement user interfaces just like we do on our smartphones, but I'm talking about...
Gear Live

Samsung Gear Live now available from Google Play in India

Just last week the Samsung Gear Live landed on Google Play for purchase in the Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Shortly after it was made available in Australia, Japan, and South Korea as well — and today India also gets added to the list...
LG G Watch update

LG G Watch gets a pre-release update

Late last night we saw a software update rolling out for the Samsung Gear Live, presumably to address some glitches and bugs within the early release. Now we're hearing that the same update is rolling out for the G Watch as well with build number KMV78V, keeping things on Android 4.4 of course....
Runtastic

Runtastic and Runkeeper let loose their Android Wear apps

Health and fitness apps are a great fit for Android Wear smartwatches and two of the first out in the wild are the popular running apps from Runtastic and Runkeeper. Runtastic – in free and Pro versions – is available this very second in the Google Play Store with Android Wear support while...
Gear Live update

Update for Samsung Gear Live pushing out

If you're one of the lucky few who already has a Samsung Gear Live from Google or by other means, you'll probably want to check for an update. The small (it was quick to download) update is still Android 4.4W (naturally) and is build number KMV78V. Likely this addresses some of the bugs that were...
Android L apps

The complete list of Android Wear apps

Every app that you can use and improve functionality via your Android Wear device Android Wear is finally a reality in more than just concept videos and presentations. Yes, we can actually purchase Android Wear devices, and that means Google has opened up the Play Store flood gates to app...
Evernote Wear brings your notes to Android Wear

Evernote Wear brings your notes to Android Wear

Evernote has just released a standalone companion app to its Android app for users who use an Android Wear smartwatch. Dubbed Evernote Wear, the app allows you access notes, checklists, and search for note using voice using your Android Wear smartwatch. In addition to retrieving notes, you can...
Duolingo

Duolingo puts language learning on Android Wear

Popular language learning app, Duolingo, has pushed out an update to its Android app that introduces support for Android Wear. It isn't alone right now – several popular apps are pushing similar updates – but it's exciting stuff nevertheless. Android Wear support is all that's listed as being...
Android Wear and LG G Watch

Android Wear app now available for all in Google Play

As folks begin receiving their Android Wear watches from Google Play and other retailers, Google has finally opened up the official Android Wear setup app for everyone. The Android Wear app is your one-stop place for setting up your Android Wear device with your phone, administering apps and...
IFTTT Android wear channel automates things from your wrist

IFTTT Android wear channel automates things from your wrist

If you own an Android Wear smartwatch, the folks at IFTTT can help make your life simpler by creating automated actions that are triggered based on select criteria. With the new Android Wear channel, IFTTT can "trigger recipes and read notifications right from your wrist." With the channel,...
Trello on Android Wear

Manage Trello projects on your wrist with new Android Wear app

Apps with support for Android Wear are going to start coming thick and fast but one of the first out of the gate is project managing tool, Trello. As announced on their blog, the latest update to the Trello Android app sees a full experience slimmed down for the smartwatch. In our pursuit...
Android Wear apps blacklist

How to blacklist apps in Android Wear

It's easy to keep apps from sending notifications to your Android Wear smartwatch If there's one thing you'll quickly learn using an Android Wear smartwatch such as the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live or Moto 360, it's which notifications are important — and which ones you merely brush aside...
Vector 47: Google I/O Q&A

Vector 47: Google I/O Q&A

Google I/O has come and gone but we'll be talking about it for a good long time still. And who better to talk about it with than Phil Nickinson and Jerry Hildenbrand, two of the smartest people in the industry. Now, I've watched the I/O keynote twice, but they were both there. So, we got into...

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