Tag: Android Wear

The Wear OS Developer Preview With Android P Is Here, And It’s All About Battery Saving

Google makes its newly minted Wear OS platform finally available as a preview. It offers Dark UI as a native system theme, and a suite of battery-saving options.

Wearable Tech March 29, 2018

Android Wear Renamed To Wear OS By Google: More Changes To Follow, Hopefully

Google has officially rebranded Android Wear into Wear OS, confirming previously reported rumors. Fans of the wearable operating system are hoping that the name change will lead to more attention for the software, and maybe even a Google-made smartwatch.

Google March 16, 2018

Google Rumored To Rebrand Android Wear As Wear OS: Why Change The Name?

Google is rumored to be rebranding Android Wear into Wear OS, as spotted in the most recent Google Play Services beta update. Why is Google changing the name of its operating system for wearable devices?

Google March 12, 2018

Some Smartwatches Are Getting Android Wear 2.8, Bringing Darker Backgrounds, Better Notification Layouts

Some Android Wear Smartwatch users reportedly noticed a new prompt that urged them to upgrade their software. Select owners now have their wearables running version 2.8 along with new features and tweaks to enhance its usability.

Wearable Tech January 20, 2018

Kate Spade Partners With Fossil For Android Wear Smartwatch Line

Kate Spade New York teamed with Fossil to create a line of Android Wear smartwatches. The design fits with the brand and has an “unapologetically feminine” design.

Wearable Tech January 10, 2018

Skagen Launches Falster As Its First Ever Touchscreen Smartwatch

Skagen launched Falster as its first smartwatch that features a touchscreen smartwatch. The Danish watchmaker's new watch runs on Android Wear and debuted at CES 018.

Wearable Tech January 10, 2018

Misfit Vapor Launch Date Set For Oct. 31: What Does The Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatch Offer?

After successive delays, the Misfit Vapor will finally launch on Oct. 31. Preorders are now open for the Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch, which is a standalone device that can function without being paired with a smartphone.

Wearable Tech October 25, 2017

Android Wear Devices Suddenly Vanish From The Google Store: Here's The Explanation

The Android Wear section of the online Google Store suddenly vanished, raising questions on the state of the wearable device operating system. Is Android Wear being pushed away, or does the company have plans for it?

Google October 5, 2017

LG Watch Sport: AT&T, Verizon Confirms Price And Release Details

U.S. carriers Verizon Wireless and AT&T have confirmed the price and release details of the new LG Watch Sport smartwatch. The wearable will cost $350 and will be available for preorder from Feb. 10.

Wearable Tech February 9, 2017

Meet The ZTE Quartz: Here's What We Know So Far On The Android Wear-Powered Smartwatch

ZTE is apparently preparing to get into the Android Wear game with the ZTE Quartz, as reported by prolific leaker Evan Blass. Here is what we know so far on the upcoming smartwatch.

Wearable Tech February 8, 2017

Huawei Watch 2 With Cellular Connectivity To Debut Next Month At MWC 2017: Rumor

The Huawei Watch 2 may go official next month at MWC 2017, donning a 'sportier' look than the original and featuring cellular connectivity and Android Wear 2.0.

Wearable Tech January 24, 2017

Google Store Quietly Trims Smartwatch Lineup: Moto 360 (2nd Gen) No Longer On Sale

Google has quietly trimmed the smartwatch selection available on its store, removing the Moto 360 (2nd Gen). The Google Store now features just four smartwatches, but more could join the fray once Android Wear 2.0 hits the scene.

Wearable Tech January 18, 2017

Google To Launch LG Watch Sport, LG Watch Style On Feb. 9: First Smartwatches Powered By Android Wear 2.0

Google will be launching the LG Watch Sport and the LG Watch Style on Feb. 9. These two smartwatches will be the first devices to be powered by Android Wear 2.0.

Google January 17, 2017

Android Wear 2.0 Release Date Set For February 2017: The Smartwatch OS Is Finally Coming

Android Wear 2.0, Google’s second-generation smartwatch OS, will finally roll out come February, according to reports. The OS was previously delayed to 2017 because of problems that arose during developer preview builds.

Wearable Tech January 12, 2017

Google To Launch Two Flagship Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatches In Q1 2017: Here's What We Know About Them

Google is set to launch two new flagship smartwatches in the first quarter of 2017. The devices will be the first ones to be powered by Android Wear 2.0, but they will not be carrying Google or Pixel branding.

Wearable Tech December 22, 2016

Facer 3.0 Goes Official, Expands Support For Tizen And Android Wear: Samsung Gear S3, Asus ZenWatch 3, And More

Facer's latest update introduces support for the Tizen OS as well as the latest Android Wear devices. It also includes new features for smartwatch owners, and advanced tools that can be used by watch face designers.

Wearable Tech December 15, 2016

Huawei Watch Gets Pulled From Google Store: Android Wear Options Waning

Google has pulled the Huawei Watch from its online store, leaving merely five smartwatches on the company’s online store able to run the operating system. Does this represent a bigger, more general problem for smartwatches?

Wearable Tech December 9, 2016

Samsung Gear S3 Nears Launch: Best Buy Listings Go Up, Gear Manager Update Brings Compatibility Support

Preorders for Samsung's new Gear S3 range of Android smartwatches started going live across U.S. retailers this week. Best Buy is leading the fray with a dedicated store page, listing the wearables as Coming Soon.

Wearable Tech November 3, 2016

Google Rumored To Release Two Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatches Code-Named Angelfish, Swordfish: Pixel Wearable Coming In Q1 2017?

Google is rumored to launch not one but two Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches with the codenames Angelfish and Swordfish in Q1 2017. Could we be looking at an upcoming Pixel wearable?

Google October 14, 2016

HTC Halfbeak Android Wear Smartwatch Alleged Images Leak, Reveal Under Armour Logo: New Fitness-Focused Wearable Coming?

A series of photos showing what appears to be the long-rumored HTC smartwatch has surfaced on Weibo. HTC's yet to give an official release date and a detailed spec sheet for the smartwatch, which has suffered a number of delays.

Wearable Tech October 10, 2016

Android Wear Problems: Some Android Smartwatch Models Are Not Compatible With iPhone 7

Android Wear fans who are also iPhone 7 users are in for some bad news, as some of the most popular wearable gadgets are incompatible with the flagship phone.

Wearable Tech September 30, 2016

Android Wear Pairing Issue: Users Report iPhone 7 Snubbing Their Android Wear Smartwatches

Google has confirmed that there are Android Wear devices that cannot be paired with the iPhone 7. It is not yet clear if this is caused by software or hardware incompatibility.

Wearable Tech September 29, 2016

Five Best Apple Watch 2 Alternatives For iPhone Owners

Apple Watch 2 is a great smartwatch, but iPhone owners should know that they have quite a few alternative. We lined up five powerful smartwatches that are great accessories for the iPhone.

Wearable Tech September 24, 2016

Fashion Brand Michael Kors Launches Android Wear Smartwatch Collection

Michael Kors finally announced that it has added two smartwatch models to the Android Wear family. The Dylan and Bradshaw are tailored to suit the wrists of strong, tech-savvy, bling-loving customers.

Wearable Tech September 6, 2016

Fossil Q Wander, Q Marshal Android Wear Smartwatches Arriving This August: Preorder, Release Date Revealed

The Fossil Q Wander and Q Marshal smartwatches are set to land on online and retail stores this August. Preorders are about to go up this week.

Wearable Tech August 10, 2016

Google Killing Off 'Together' On Sept. 30, Making Way For Android Wear 2.0

Google is closing down the popular watch face for Android Wear Together on Sept. 30, paving the way for the anticipated 2.0 update that will offer features similar to the app's.

Wearable Tech August 8, 2016

Nexus Smartwatch Renders Show How Google's Android Wear Devices Could Look Like

Rumors about Google’s proprietary line of wearables leaked once more. A recent report noted that two smartwatches running on Android Wear 2.0 are in tow, but they feature quite distinct configurations.

Wearable Tech July 12, 2016

Nexus Smartwatches On The Way? Google Said To Be Working On Its Own Android Wear Devices

Google is said to be working on two Android Wear smartwatches. Codenamed Angelfish and Swordfish, the devices could possibly carry the company's Nexus brand.

Wearable Tech July 7, 2016

Samsung Starts Releasing Android Wear 1.5 Update For Gear Live

Samsung has begun rolling out the Android Wear 1.5 update for the Gear Live. Here's a run-through of tweaks Samsung Gear Live users have to expect from the recent software update.

Apps/Software June 9, 2016

Android Wear Gets Microsoft Outlook Watch Face: Access Your Email And Calendar From Your Wrist

Microsoft has updated Android Wear to bring the Outlook watch face feature users' way. Thanks to the Outlook watch face, Android Wear-powered wearable users will be able to know what's scheduled with a mere glance at the screen.

Wearable Tech June 4, 2016

Samsung Denies That It Is Turning Its Back On Android Wear, But Here's The Catch

Reports claimed that Samsung is turning its back on Android Wear to focus on its proprietary Tizen operating system for its wearable devices. The company responded to the reports, but did not necessarily answer all the questions.

Wearable Tech May 25, 2016

Google Launches Android Wear 2.0 With Support For Stand-Alone Devices And Apps, More Neat Features

Android Wear 2.0 landed in developer preview form, and the latest OS from Google brings a myriad of goodies. Google-powered wearables will benefit from features such as in-depth customization and stand-alone app support.

Apps/Software May 19, 2016

Motorola Moto 360 (2nd Gen) And Moto 360 Sport Now $50 Off At Verizon

Customers can now snag the Motorola Moto 360 (2nd Gen) and Moto 360 Sport at $50 off the regular price. The discounted price scheme will be available from now until the end of May at Verizon.

Wearable Tech May 11, 2016

Elusive HTC Smartwatch Now Tipped To Debut Next Month, In The Week Of June 6

An HTC smartwatch has been rumored for a good while now, yet nothing has materialized so far. The latest tip now claims the elusive wearable will finally arrive next month.

Wearable Tech May 3, 2016

Google Mode Watchbands Can Let You Swap Your Android Wear Style In A Snap

Google introduces Mode, swappable watchbands for Android Wear owners here and there. It's just what the people who want to change style in a snap need.

Wearable Tech April 27, 2016

Microsoft Outlook Now With Android Wear Support: Here's What You Can Do With It

Microsoft released Outlook version 2.1 for Android. The latest Outlook email app comes with Android Wear support that enables users to read, send and dictate emails through the Android watch.

Apps/Software April 16, 2016

Samsung Gear S2 iPhone Support Edging Closer As Gear Manager App For iOS Leaks Online

iPhone owners who also have Samsung's Gear S2 may be able to pair the two soon enough. An alleged Gear Manager app for iOS leaked online and photos showed a Gear S2 paired to what looks like an iPhone 5s or iPhone SE.

Wearable Tech April 15, 2016

Sony Smartwatch 3 Finally Receives Android Marshmallow Update

The Sony Smartwatch 3 finally receives the long-awaited Android Marshmallow update after all this time, getting up to date with the rest of the Android Wear devices that got it already.

Wearable Tech April 7, 2016

Casio Smart Outdoor Watch Finally Goes On Sale Nationwide On March 25

Casio rocked CES back in January with its rugged Smart Outdoor Watch, and the gadget now is ready to go on sale on March 25. The Android Wear smartwatch is particularly aimed at outdoorsy, adventurous people and boasts impressive specs and features all around.

Gadgets March 18, 2016

Android Wear 1.4 Update For Huawei Watch Enables Internal Speakers, Brings More Features

Huawei Watch will get Android Wear 1.4 software update soon. The software update is expected to bring a number of enhancements such as speaker support, battery improvement and more.

Wearable Tech March 2, 2016

Original Moto 360 Smartwatch Getting Android Wear Marshmallow Treat

It's almost two years old, but the Moto 360 is still getting some love with an update to Marshmallow 6.0 for Android Wear. The update will give the first 360 Doze Mode, which should increase its battery life greatly along with a handful of other new features.

Wearable Tech February 13, 2016

Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 Promises Longer Battery Life For Wearable Devices

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, which will be used in the majority of Android Wear devices. The first Snapdragon Wear 2100-powered devices are expected to be available in the second half of 2016.

Wearable Tech February 12, 2016

Google Finally Rolls Out Android Marshmallow For Android Wear: Here Are All The Cool New Features To Expect

Android Marshmallow is about to launch for Android Wear watches, even for the more recent models. The over-the-air update will bring in a lot of new features that'll take functionality to a whole new level.

Apps/Software February 5, 2016

New Balance Announces Plans To Launch A Smartwatch As Part Of Its 'Digital Sport' Division

New Balance will enter the wearables market, with plans to release a smartwatch later this year.

Wearable Tech January 13, 2016

Report: Apple Watch Accounts For More Than Half Of Global Smartwatch Shipments

Juniper Research concluded that the company's wearable device accounted for 51.5 percent of global shipments of smartwatches for 8.8 million devices sold last year.

Wearable Tech January 12, 2016

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