Android Wear

I spent a week without Android Wear or how I turned into a savage without my smartwatch

May 22nd - I’ve been living like a savage barbarian the past week and I don’t like it one bit. In fact, my life has been inconvenienced more times than not, it’s been filled with various frustrations, and from time to time certain tasks that were once simple have been much harder. Next month will mark twelve months […]

Google announces Android Wear 5.1.1 again, confirms which devices will get WiFi support

May 19th - Today Google took to their Android Wear product forums to officially announce Android Wear 5.1.1 again, leading us to believe that the update is fixing to rollout for the rest of us.

Android 5.1.1 hits the ASUS ZenWatch with new gestures and always-on apps

May 15th - The ASUS ZenWatch is the latest Android Wear smartwatch to receive Android 5.1.1. In case you don't remember, this update brought a lot of great new goods such as support for always-on apps, WiFi (the ZenWatch doesn't have WiFi radios, though) and new hands-free gestures for navigating the user interface.

Watch 1987’s Apple Macintosh II being emulated on Samsung Gear Live [VIDEO]

May 8th - That crazy Android Wear hacking dev is at it again, this time with a new video showcasing his latest feat: emulating 1987's Apple Macintosh II on his Samsung Gear Live. It's like the Apple Watch we could have seen 28 years ago... in some kind of alternate reality where people run full OS on tiny screens.

Moto 360 on sale for $180 (that’s $70 off), limited time only

May 1st - In a sort of early Mother's Day promotion, Motorola is taking a cool $70 off the Moto 360, bringing the price down to a very reasonable $180.

LG Call app lets you dial anyone straight from your LG Watch Urbane

May 1st - A new app for LG's latest smartwatch -- the LG Watch Urbane -- has hit Google Play. It's LG Call, and it servers a simple function: letting you call people from your wrist.

LG Watch Urbane orders are beginning to ship from the Google Store

May 1st - Google's original estimate for shipping the LG Watch Urbane was May 8th, but orders are already starting to head out of the door. Many have reported seeing shipment notifications, which means it should arrive on folks' doorsteps within the week.

Tag Heuer’s first Android Wear watch will run you $1,400

Apr 29th - We weren't sure what Tag Heuer would look to do for their first Android Wear smart watch when plans for them to make one were revealed, but Bloomberg's latest report sheds a bit more light. First thing's first: this thing won't be cheap. Tag Heuer's base price is set to start at $1,400.

Moto 360 and LG G Watch R prices cut on the Google Store

Apr 27th - A couple of smart watches have gotten permanent price cuts on Google Play! The LG G Watch R has been cut by a nice $50 following the release of its much more beautiful follow-up today, making it just $250 to buy one. Meanwhile, the Motorola Moto 360 is now $70 cheaper.

You can now buy the LG Watch Urbane from the Google Store for $350

Apr 27th - LG promised the LG Watch Urbane would be up for purchase in the Google Store by the end of this month, and sure enough it is. You can head right here to buy LG's latest Android Wear smart watch for $350.

Someone got Android Wear running on the Samsung Gear 2

Apr 27th - Samsung has not been one of Android Wear's biggest supporters. They have opted to use their own Tizen OS instead. The Gear 2 is one such device to use Tizen, but a tinkerer has fixed that.

Enter to win the Huawei Android Wear watch from AndroidArea.com

Apr 23rd - Huawei might not be a household name, but their first Android Wear smartwatch has sure caught the attention of plenty of folks in the tech blogosphere. The Huawei Watch turned heads at Mobile World Congress; many see this as a turning point for a company huge in China but still struggling to break into the […]

Google Keep is now a full featured app on your Android Wear smartwatch thanks to latest update

Apr 23rd - Today, Google is making shopping trips a little easier, with new and improved Keep notes now available for your Android Wear smartwatch.

[Updated] LG G Watch, G Watch R, and Asus ZenWatch are all missing WiFi, others safe

Apr 21st - Yesterday, Google announced that Android Wear smartwatches would be getting WiFi support in the next coming weeks. The question remains, does every Android Wear smartwatch support WiFi? Sadly, no.

Android Wear update brings support for WiFi, always-on apps and more

Apr 20th - Google has detailed a forthcoming upgrade for Android Wear that allows users to finally break away from their phones. The big change being outed today is full support for WiFi, as well as always-on apps and new gestures.