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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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.
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 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 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 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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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, 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 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 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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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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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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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 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 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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Your smartwatch just got smarter. Android Wear 1.4 Marshmallow introduces big new features, including support for phone calls on select devices, support for third-party messaging app dictation, and a bevy of new gestures.
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TAG Heuer has persuaded Tom Brady, Jeremy Lin, and Giancarlo Stanton to design personalized faces for its Carrera Connected Android Wear smartwatch. They’ll be released before the end of January.
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Now that Android Wear is compatible with Android and iOS, there’s no reason every smartphone owner shouldn’t consider a smartwtach for their wrist. We’ve picked out five of the best on sale right now, to help make your buying decision easier.
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While the claims of clothes that purport to offer workout gains are usually overblown, Antelope makes some interesting points about their gear. We’ve seen Electrical Muscle Stimulation technology in a full outfit before, but not without lumps and bumps.
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Customizing your watch face is a big part of Android Wear, but it can be a little tough to find one worth placing on your wrist. Here are 10 watch faces to check out from the Google Play store.
Google has updated the Android Wear platform to include cellular connectivity, meaning the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition launch should happen very soon, and more watchphones will follow afterwards.
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Looking for some ways to spruce up that new Android smartwatch of yours? Here are our favorite apps to download and use with any Android smartwatch, including note-taking apps, a tiny Web browser, mobile payments, and more.
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Android Wear didn’t feature much during Google’s Nexus announcement yesterday (which you can catch up on right here), but it’s still managing to garner some headlines for itself. This comes courtesy of TAG Heuer, who has revealed it will launch its Android Wear running smartwatch, the Carrera 01, in November.
The TAG Heuer smartwatch is scheduled to go on sale in New York on November 9 at 11am with a price tag of $ 1,800. The Carrera 01 is said to appear just like a normal, TAG Heuer watch. TAG Heuer CEO, Jean-Claude Biver, had this to say about the company’s upcoming smartwatch:
“That was our biggest challenge,” Biver said. “How can we make a connected watch that looks like a normal watch with the normal DNA of the Swiss watchmaking?”
Instead of the usual Snapdragon 400 processor used by most of the other Android Wear devices (except the original Moto 360, of course), the TAG Heuer wearable will be sporting a chip produced by Intel.
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Apple announced 10,000 apps on the Apple Watch earlier today, but how are the other wearable platforms performing? We take a look at Pebble, Android Wear and Samsung’s Gear S2 to see who is winning.
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ZTE has big plans for its flagship Axon range, and a smartwatch may be part of it. We got some hands-on time with a working prototype of the Axon Watch, a wearable destined for China in the near future, that could give us a hint of what’s to come.
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Android Wear smartwatches will now work with iPhones, Google announced in a surprise blog post. All future Android Wear smartwatches will work with iPhones, and some older models will support Apple’s OS, too.