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The Moto Watch 100 might skip out on Google’s Wear OS entirely for a custom OS

Motorola’s next cheap smartwatch might not be running Wear OS after all as another smartwatch maker opts to go its own way.
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The Moto 360 and other older Wear OS watches can now download YouTube Music

Google is bringing YouTube Music to older Wear OS watches after rolling it out to the Snapdragon Wear 4100 watches last month.
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Google is finally bringing YouTube Music to older Wear OS watches

Google’s YouTube Music app is no longer exclusive to watches running Google Wear OS 3. The company is bringing it to older devices this week.
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Fossil preparing their first LTE Wear OS smartwatch

Fossil looks like they might be ready to dive into the LTE smartwatch market, according to an FCC filing. It doesn’t look like it’ll be a full Gen 6 upgrade, but if you’re looking for a solid smartwatch contender with a data connection, it might be your best bet. Fossil LTE smartwatch Despite Qualcomm announcing […]

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[Dea] At just $130, the 3rd-Gen Moto 360 Wear OS smartwatch is down to its lowest ever price

When it launched in late 2019, the 3rd-generation Moto 360 smartwatch was a tad overpriced at $ 350, and while it was a decent offering it just didn’t offer great value in comparison with its competitors. Throughout 2020 we’ve seen it offered at various reduced prices and now for Black Friday the Moto 360 is down […]

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Wear OS looks on enviously as Google brings YouTube Music app to the Apple Watch

Despite being a Wear OS fan (yes, there are some), I can’t deny that the Apple Watch is sitting pretty at the top of the smartwatch pyramid. Weirdly, Google is making the experience even better by bringing YouTube Music to the Apple Watch before its own smartwatch platform, which means that users can browse their […]

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Google’s fall Wear OS update brings a speed boost and a “beautiful new weather experience”

A lot has been said about Wear OS but it’s likely that no one has ever said it offered a slick experience. This is something that just might change though thanks to the new Snapdragon Wear 4100 chipset and the newly announced Wear OS update that will be rolling out this fall. Unlike the current […]

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The stylish OPPO Watch comes with a dual-curved square display and Wear OS in tow

Having already launched in China running on the Snapdragon Wear 2500 chip and OPPO’s own watch OS, the OPPO Watch is finally official in the west, with the 41mm version going on sale in September and the higher-specced 46mm variant with LTE during October. Both models are powered by the Snapdragon 3100 chipset and feature […]

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[Deal] The Moto 360 Wear OS smartwatch (3rd-Gen) is down to $269/£242 on Amazon

We spent some time with the Moto 360 (3rd-Gen) Wear OS smartwatch after its launch back in December last year and appreciated its styling and the removal of the flat-tire aesthetic that plagued the previous Moto smartwatches. Treading a well-worn path in terms of hardware, this third-generation Moto 360 launched with a $ 349/£339 price tag […]

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Samsung’s Tizen joins Wear OS to remind you to wash your hands

Smartwatches have had reminders to stay healthy for years – stand up every so often, take a deep breath, etc. In a sign of the times, Tizen joins Google’s Wear OS to remind you to wash your hands every couple of hours. When you reach the sink, it’ll also start a 25-second timer to ensure […]

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[Deal] Buy Fossil’s Wear OS-powered Sport Smartwatch for just $99/£89

If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to buy a Wear OS smartwatch today could be the day you’ve been waiting for thanks to the Fossil Sport smartwatch being on sale for just $ 99/£89* in the US and the UK, bringing a saving of $ 176 and £130* respectively. We’ve got the details for you […]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3300 leaks again, giving hope for better Wear OS watches

Qualcomm’s current flagship smartwatch processor, the Snapdragon 3100, really isn’t that great. It gets the job done, sure, but it can’t quite match custom SoCs from companies like Samsung and Huawei. And Wear OS watches clearly haven’t taken off, so some ingredient in the recipe is off. We’re hoping that changes with a next-generation wearable […]

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Wear OS gains widget-like Tiles ahead of Google I/O 2019

It’s almost time for Google I/O 2019 which means that the search giant has once again remembered about its Wear OS platform. As such, Google has announced that it is adding glanceable widgets to its wearable OS in the form of swipeable Tiles showing useful information such as headlines and fitness metrics. The Tiles will […]

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Wear OS 2.3 begins rolling out via OTA

Besides a re-branding from Android Wear, 2018 saw Wear OS receive some much-needed attention from Google with a couple of updates and a slightly newer processor (Snapdragon Wear 3100) for the wearable platform. Now, it seems that Wear OS v2.3 is in the process of rolling out via OTA. According to DroidLife, the Montblanc Summit 2, Fossil Sport, and some TicWatch smartwatches […]

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Google releases Wear OS 2.1 update that focuses on swiping and gestures

Google has released an incremental update for their newly rebranded Wear OS, and this time they’re focusing on making the interface more swipe and gesture friendly. It’s a small change, but also one that should hopefully make Wear OS a more compelling options for users and partners. It would also probably help if Google would […]

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Google backtracks on Wear OS’ battery-saving features

Smartwatches are struggling, and Google knows it needs to fix the things people dislike about Wear OS. At the top of the list is battery life, so during I/O, Google announced plans to boost that for Android P. While Qualcomm's new smartwatch-dedicate…
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Google rebrands Android Wear as Wear OS for all new smartwatches

Android Wear is in a pretty awkward spot as a product line for Google, with tons of smartwatches either failing or getting pulled off the market after lackluster sales. What’s the panacea for a flailing product? Rebranding! Say goodbye to Android Wear, as Google is now referring to the smartwatch software as Wear OS. Pretty […]

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Android Wear 2.9.0 update brings unread notifications to watch faces

As much as it seems like Google has abandoned it, Android Wear is getting another not-insignificant update that’s adding a brand new feature to the platform. Android Wear 2.9.0, according to Google documentation, will bring unread notification badges to watch faces. Hurrah! Now don’t expect to see unread notifications on your watch right away. Google […]

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Android Wear gets a boost with the new Skagen Falster

Android Wear has been a little stagnate lately, feeling as if Google has moved it to the back burner. We have yet to get a Google “Pixel Watch” and Fossil, along with other actual watch brands, have largely been responsible for new models. The tech industry seems to be in a wait-and-see pattern for now (with […]

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These are the Android Wear watches getting the Oreo update

It was just last week that Google announced that it had begun rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to Android Wear devices, starting with the LG Watch Sport. Now the search giant has posted a list of Android Wear watches that are eligible for the OS upgrade. Join us below to find if your smartwatch is […]

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Android Wear v2.6 brings recent apps, download progress indicators, and more

Android Wear 2.0 was supposed to revitalize and kick off the wearable platform thanks to a plethora of new features and partnerships. Alright, well, we all know that didn’t happen, but Google’s still bringing in new features to hopefully spark something. The latest is version 2.6, and it’s got a few useful tricks up its […]

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RIP Wear24: Verizon’s exclusive Android Wear smartwatch is gone

Remember Wear24, that LTE-enabled Android Wear device that came out of nowhere alongside the LG Watch Sport and Watch Style? If you completely forgot about it, that’s fine. It definitely didn’t take the market by storm. In fact, after just a few months of being available, it looks like Verizon has already axed the device […]

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Android Wear updates leave glitches with Assistant and reminders

It's… not the best time to have an Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch on your wrist. Owners are reporting bugs with the wearable software that have either persisted through or appear to be caused by recent updates. Most notably, Google Assistant is outr…
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The only guide you need to get started with Android Wear

Got a new Android Wear smartwatch, but don’t know how to set it up or use it properly? Here’s how to add music, customize the watch face, block unwanted notifications, and carry out a host of other actions.

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Android Wear goes upscale with watches from Fossil, Tag Heuer, more at Baselworld

Baselworld 2017 is nearly here, and we’re expecting to see a ton of great new smartwatches from the likes of Tag Heuer, Movado, and more. Here’s everything we expect to see at the annual watch and jewelry trade show.

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Young, sexy, and adventurous? Guess says its new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch is for you

Fashion brand Guess has announced the Guess Connect smartwatch range, new models powered by Android Wear 2.0 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear platform. The watches will come in styles suitable for men and women.

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Movado will unveil five Android Wear smartwatches at Baselworld 2017

While we already know Swarovski will announce an Android Wear smartwatch “for her” at Baselworld, Movado just announced it will unveil a slew of devices at the annual watch and jewelry trade show. These devices won’t launch until the fall of 2017.

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Android Wear 2.0 update brings swimming metrics to Polar M600

Beyond the standard distance and pace, swimmers using the Polar M600 can see a real-time look at their strokes per minute and strokes per pool length. The smartwatch can even determine the type of stroke being used.

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Verizon snags an exclusive Wear24 Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch

The LG Watch Sport isn’t the only new Android Wear 2.0 watch today; Verizon has also announced that they’ll exclusively be carrying the Wear24 smartwatch that managed to fly under the radar up until now. The watch offers a slim, modern design that might be a little boring compared to some other options, but it […]

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The Quartz will be ZTE’s first Android Wear watch, and it was just leaked online

It looks like ZTE is preparing to enter the Android Wear smartwatch world. In fact, the ZTE Quartz is shaping up to be quite a nice-looking device. Here’s everything we know about the ZTE Quartz so far.

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Can’t carry your GoPro case? Wear it instead with a limited-edition ski jacket

GoPro case too much to carry on the slopes? Just slide the camera into a protected pocket on this GoPro-branded ski jacket. The ski jacket comes from GoPro and tech apparel company 686.

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February 9 may be Android Wear 2.0’s big release day

Google’s highly anticipated Android Wear 2.0 update will arrive in “early February,” with February 9 being rumored as the big day. The visual overhaul and improved features are expected to reinvigorate the company’s smartwatch platform.

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A new LG smartwatch featuring Android Wear just earned FCC certification

It looks like LG is preparing a new smartwatch for 2017 — an LG watch has earned FCC certification, suggesting it could launch soon. Along with the certification, we also got a few screenshots of the device.

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ZTE planning to release a new Android Wear smartwatch in 2017

Google made a big splash last year when it announced Android Wear 2.0 with a variety of new features and improvements. However, not much happened after that as manufacturers ended up not releasing any new smartwatches and Google itself pushed back the release of the updated OS until sometime in 2017. In a world of […]

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Casio’s WSD-F20 smartwatch adds GPS functionality, runs Android Wear 2.0

Casio joined the Android Wear family last year with the WSD-F10, a smartwatch that distinguished itself with a focus on outdoor features. At CES, the company has now unveiled the WSD-F20, which improves on its predecessor by adding GPS functionality.

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Want to capture 360 video wherever you go? Wear these sunglasses

360 video is coming to wearables — the Orbi Prime is a pair of sunglasses capable of recording 360 video using four built-in cameras. Previous camera glasses have had mixed results, but the Indiegogo campaign is already halfway to their goal.

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Today we carry technology. Tomorrow we’ll wear it

No longer just a means for protecting us from the elements, tomorrow’s clothing will be stronger, lighter, more comfortable, custom fitted to us, and even smart enough to interact with our gadgets.

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Google hopes to crowdsource Android Wear watch face designs from you and your friends

Thanks to a new partnership between Paper and Android Wear, you’ll be able to partake in a social media competition that involves a “global search for unique watch face designs” for the Android Wear watch.

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Acer might launch a gaming smartwatch, but would you wear it?

Acer is rumored to introduce a smartwatch in the near future, and to make it standout, it’ll be one made for gamers. Exactly what that means isn’t known, but here’s what we think we know about the watch so far.

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Google to ax Together watch face, retain some features in Android Wear 2.0

Google has announced that it is shutting down Android Wear’s Together watch face, which is the company’s version of Apple’s Digital Touch. Some of the features of the Together watch face will be integrated into Android Wear 2.0.

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Polar pairs Android Wear with fitness tracking for the M600 sports watch

Polar has announced its latest fitness tracker, the M600, which is the company’s first to feature Google’s Android Wear. The tracker also offers a proprietary heart rate monitor and is waterproof.

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Developer preview 2 of Android Wear 2.0 is out now! Here’s what’s new

Google has released the second developer preview of Android Wear 2.0, boasting a number of great new features and bug fixes, including the ability for developers to incorporate wrist gestures into their apps.

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Google is reportedly making two Android Wear smartwatches integrated with Assistant

Google is reportedly making two Android Wear smartwatches, and both devices will be integrated with Google Assistant — the search giant’s artificially intelligent bot. The larger of the two devices will have LTE, GPS, and a heart-rate monitor.

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Microsoft introduces new Outlook watch face for Android Wear

Microsoft today announced that it was releasing an Outlook watch face for Android Wear, allowing users to stay on top of their day like never before. Microsoft is turning Outlook for Android Wear into something really neat. With the Outlook watch face, users will be able to see an overview of their schedule for the […]

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Qualcomm’s second Snapdragon Wear chip Is more efficient

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon Wear 1100, the second chip in its Snapdragon Wear lineup. This one is more power efficient, and it’s meant for more targeted devices, such as wearables for children and the elderly.

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Samsung says that it hasn’t given up on Android Wear just yet

Looks like we shouldn’t expect any more Samsung Android Wear devices. The company is completely done with Android Wear, according to a Samsung executive in a recent report. Looks like Samsung honestly thinks Tizen is the future.

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Android Wear isn’t going to get any help from Samsung

One year after its first Android Wear device was pulled from the Google Store, Samsung announced that the Gear Live will not get a successor. The company is finished with Google’s platform for wearables. Samsung executives told Fast Company that there are no devices in development that run Android Wear nor are there any planned in […]

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Wear me to the ball game: Zepp 2 sensor adds Smart Coach system to improve form

Zepp is introducing an updated sensor that has a different form factor, allowing it to pack in more sensors, and utilize Bluetooth low energy. The company is also unveiling a new Smart Coach system in its respective apps.

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Casio’s Android Wear rugged watch is now available at $500

Casio’s first smartwatch is an Android Wear device that offers relevant information on certain outdoor activities as well. It’s water-resistant up to 50m, and has a pressure sensor, compass, and accelerometer. It’s now available for purchase.

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Fossil pops out 7 more stylish wearables, including two Android Wear smartwatches

Fossil is making good on its promise to deliver 100 new connected devices before the end of the year. It announced two new Android Wear devices, new fitness trackers, and even new “smart analog watches.”

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