Android Wear

  • Best Buy Briefly Lists The Moto 360 Smart Watch For $249

    Best Buy Briefly Lists The Moto 360 Smart Watch For $249

    Best Buy may have inadvertently revealed pricing for the Moto 360 smart watch, set to be unveiled at a press event in early September. The big box retailer put up a listing for the smart watch on their website, which had a full list of specs as well as a $249 price tag. The page was removed shortly after appearing. Luckily, the folks over at DroidLife grabbed a screenshot of the listing. Read More

  • Pyrus Shows What Productivity Apps Will Look Like On Android Wear

    Pyrus Shows What Productivity Apps Will Look Like On Android Wear

    The simplicity of Google’s Android Wear forces developers to be especially thoughtful about what functions actually need to make the jump, which is easier said than done for some apps. For every category of apps, assumptions about how things work have to be tested and new ways of doing things become standard practices. Read More

  • The Moto 360 Android Wear Watch Is Ready For Its Closeup

    The Moto 360 Android Wear Watch Is Ready For Its Closeup

    Android Wear is already out in the wild, on peoples’ wrists and theoretically in their hearts, but the Moto 360, the round-faced smartwatch that has caught the eye of many a fashion-conscious consumer, is supposed to be coming something this month, and a new leak suggests it’s just about ready for prime time. The images come from Italian blogger Luca Viscardi (via AndroidWorld.it)… Read More

  • LG Updates G Watch Software To Fix Charging Pin Issues

    The LG G Watch, one of the first Android Wear devices to hit the market, has been receiving negative feedback from users who found that their charging pins had become discolored, had issues getting a charge, or were even causing minor skin irritation and burning. Read More

  • Here’s One Of The First Useful Android Wear Smartwatch Apps

    Here’s One Of The First Useful Android Wear Smartwatch Apps

    I have a Pebble and really like getting notifications on my wrist. It’s useful to see if it’s an important notification without having to look at your phone every time it buzzes. So that’s why I didn’t see why I should get a heavier watch with a barely acceptable battery life, like the LG G watch. But Capitaine Train‘s new smartwatch app showcases why an Android… Read More

  • Android Wear SDK To Get A Custom Watchface API, Google Discourages Posting Face Apps Until Then

    Android Wear SDK To Get A Custom Watchface API, Google Discourages Posting Face Apps Until Then

    Google has a smartwatch platform called Android Wear that’s already available to customers, and an SDK for developers – but it doesn’t yet officially support custom watchfaces. That hasn’t stopped people from building their own, however, and currently that process requires a fair bit of heavy lifting on the part of devs. Google Developer Advocate Wayne Piekarski took… Read More

  • Minuum Demos Non-Annoying Text Entry On An Android Wear Watch

    Minuum Demos Non-Annoying Text Entry On An Android Wear Watch

    The Android Wear devices currently available let you respond to texts as well as read them – but they employ either voice-based input or canned responses to do so, and neither is entirely ideal. A whole host of alternative keyboard makers will likely try to deliver alternate solutions, but Minuum is among the first to offer a working solution. In the video above, you can see how it… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Misfit, Android Wear, And Samsung Earnings

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Misfit, Android Wear, And Samsung Earnings

    After taking a week off for the holidays (sorry about that), we’re back to chat up the latest news in the Gadgets world. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much. That said, Samsung had some disappointing earnings, and Misfit forged a partnership with Beddit to get into the platform space. Plus, we simply can’t help ourselves from talking about smart watches, including the… Read More

  • Android Wear Needs To Be More Thoughtful About Bugging You

    Android Wear Needs To Be More Thoughtful About Bugging You

    Upon picking up the Samsung Gear Live from Google’s I/O developer event recently, I immediately thought that I’d be making a permanent switch from the Basis, my current watch. It’s thinner, has a step counter, and a sensor for getting your resting heart rate — not quite as advanced as what the Basis is packing, but I’m not a fitness nut. Read More

  • Compromise Will Shape The Wearables Market

    Compromise Will Shape The Wearables Market

    Just as fitness apps and wearables are gaining real traction, the introduction of Android Wear is giving consumers their first maybe-viable smartwatches. In the coming months and years, this new category will force consumers to make a similar decision as that between Microsoft’s unified approach to operating systems and Apple’s intentional divergence of iOS and Mac OS X. Read More

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