Android Wear

Pokémon Go will “likely” come to Android Wear

Pokémon Go will come to Android Wear, it seems. At TechCrunch Disrupt SF this afternoon, John Hanke, CEO of Niantic Labs – the company behind the most viral and profitable mobile game of all ti

Polar brings its fitness focus to Android Wear with the M600

Polar goes back. Way, way back. Back to the early 80s, when the Finnish company launched its first portable heart rate monitor, the Sport Tester PE 2000. Back when wearable fitness devices weren’t r

Android Wear 2.0 gets a keyboard, standalone apps, activity recognition and a new UI

Google’s Android Wear smartwatch platform launched more than two years ago and it’s now supported by more than a dozen brands and runs on more than 100 watch designs. Today, the company

Huawei’s opulent jewel-encrusted smartwatches are now available in the US, starting at $500

Perhaps you missed the excitement in amongst the deluge of gadget news that is the International Consumer Electronics Show, but back in January Chinese handset maker Huawei introduced this pair of st

Android Wear Gets Speaker Support And New Gestures, Voice Input Options

Google launched an update to Android Wear today that brings a couple of new features to the smartwatch platform. Maybe the most interesting of these is Android Wear's ability to use the speakers th

Apple Watch Scooped Up Over Half The Smartwatch Market In 2015

Despite a late arrival to the wearables market, Apple claimed the top spot in terms of device sales, according to new research from Juniper out this week, which stated that the Apple Watch accounted

Casio Releases An Android Wear Watch That You Can Beat Up

Casio, the biggest name in rugged sports watches, has dipped a cautious toe into the smartwatch space with their new WSD-F10. This watch features a dual LCD/LED touchscreen and a battery life of about

Android Wear Now Sports Designer Watch Faces

If you've stuck with your Android Wear watch, you'll be happy to know that there's a slew of new downloadable watch faces from some notable designers.

Android Wear Presents Timely Competition For Apple Watch

With 38 different watches available, Apple has called its Watch the most personalized device it has ever created. But there’s still a chance for a competitor, like Google Android Wear, to take a bit

For The Love Of All That Is Good And Holy, Please Buy A Swiss Watch

Times in the tiny Swiss watch ateliers are getting tough. While I originally assumed that Swiss watches would survive the onslaught of smartwatches, I was wrong. “To suggest that the iWatch will

New Android Wear Smartwatches Can Go Online Without Needing Your Smartphone

Google is finally adding cellular connectivity to Android Wear, its operating software for smartwatches and wearables, in a move that could reduce a user's dependence on their phone. Android Wear a

The Tag Heuer Watch Is Google’s Best Effort To Get Wearables Over The Luxury Hump

If you weren’t busy drinking coffee or staring out the window yesterday you could have seen Tag Heuer launch their new Android Wear device, the Carrera Connected. The watch has a handsome titani

A Few Days With The Pebble Time Round

I’ve never worn a Pebble smartwatch for an extended period of time before. In fact, I’ve never really worn a modern smartwatch for an extended period of time, either. So when my colleague

Fossil Unveils Android Wear Smartwatch And Other Smart Stuff

Fossil, resisting its own fossilization, has just announced a line of smart accessories called the Fossil Q, powered by Android. There are four watches in the line, varying in level of technological a

Newer Android Wear Watches Now Work On iOS

More than a year after the launch of the first Android Wear watches, Google is now finally bringing iOS support to its smartwatch platform with the launch of its Android Wear mobile app in Appl

Google Brings Interactive Watch Faces And Built-In Google Translate Support To Android Wear

Android Wear's watch faces are getting a bit more interesting today. Developers were always able to display a lot of information on their watch faces, but users couldn't interact with it. Starting tod

Google Launches New Site To Showcase Experimental Open Source Apps For Android And Android Wear

Google launched Android Experiments today, the mobile apps counterpart to its Chrome Experiments site. Just like with Chrome Experiments, the idea behind Android experiments is to showcase apps tha

Android Wear Gets New Watchfaces From Hello Kitty, Angry Birds, And 15 Other Mega Brands

One of Android Wear's bigger bulletpoints over Apple's Watch: it can run totally custom third party watch faces. You can be damned sure Google is going to play that card <em>hard</em> until Apple gets

Android Wear Puts More Information A Single Glance Away

Google just demonstrated the next evolution of Android Wear, its operating system for smart watches. The focus of the updates shown here at Google IO (which will roll out over the next few weeks) is p

The Aria Lets You Control Your Smart Watch Without Touching It

The Aria is an add-on band that measures movement in the wrist to control smart watches with finger gestures. Compatible with Android Wear and the Pebble Time, their module slots in to an existing ban
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