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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...
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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...
Moto 360 bands

Which Moto 360 band do you plan to brandish?

As we're all not-so-patiently awaiting the Moto 360 — which some 61 percent of more than 12,000 of you said you are holding out for — let's take another look at its aesthetics. Specifically, the watch strap, or band. While we're still missing any real official details, Motorola's been showing...
Android Wear send a text

How to send a text message in Android Wear

Sending an SMS in Android Wear is as easy as telling it to text someone Sending a text message with your Android Wear smartwatch — and it doesn't matter whether you've got the LG G Watch, the Samsung Gear Live or the Moto 360; it works the same on all three — is just a matter of speaking a few...
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Android Wear source code uploaded to AOSP

In a message posted on the Android Building Google Group, Bill Yi has announced that GPL projects for the software running on both the Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch have been posted to the appropriate places in the Android source tree. Interested developers can find them under the tag...
Android Wear LCARS

Official Android Wear watch face API coming later this year

Google's wearable OS also will shift over to the L release once ready It was sort of a surprise — and a bit of a disappointment, to be perfectly honest — when Android Wear launched without a properly supported way to add custom watch faces to the likes of the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live and,...
Pebble Locker updated to support Android Wear

Pebble Locker updated to support Android Wear

Update: A second update — version 2.8.1 — has been pushed out to address crashing in the previous version. It looks like third-party Pebble app Pebble Locker has been updated on Google Play to add support for Android Wear. The app, now in version 2.8, brings some bug fixes and adds the Android...
Keyboards on Android Wear can exist, just not like this

Keyboards on Android Wear can exist, just not like this

You'll likely need something other than voice input on your watch — here's one way it could work Keyboards on Android Wear smartwatches are just not a good idea. But voice only isn't the answer either. There's a middle ground to be found here, and the first developer who figures it out wins. It...
The Samsung Gear Life and the LG G Watch

You can now buy the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live from Best Buy

The two currently-available Android Wear smartwatches — the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live — are now available for purchase from Best Buy. Sure, you order them right off Google Play or from Amazon, but if you really want to get your hands on one and see what Android Wear is really like...
Can the Moto 360 save us from crappy smartwatch chargers?

Can the Moto 360 save us from crappy smartwatch chargers?

Proprietary charging docks suck — but Motorola's much-anticipated Android watch could make things better The smartwatch market is still in the very early stages of development, and the three main platforms out there right now — Pebble, Samsung Gear and Android Wear — all have their own unique...
Scrub-a-dub-dub

How to clean your Android Wear watch

You are a dirty, dirty person — we'll help you keep your smartwatch clean When you put a watch on your wrist, you're exposing it to the outside world in a way that your phone or tablet never sees. Being on your wrist means it's out there, and it's going to get dirty. If you wear your new Android...

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