Android Wear

Little Labs Raises $3 Million From NEA And Others For Its “Smartwatch-First” App Studio

With the introduction of the Apple Watch, many believe that smartwatches as a new computing platform now has the potential to explode. One company betting on that trend is Little Labs, an L.A.-based

Android Wear’s Second Big Update Is Coming: Gestures, WiFi, And Better UI In The Next Few Weeks

Word <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2015/03/10/wi-fi-and-gestures-could-soon-help-android-wear-match-some-apple-watch-advantages/">around the rumor mill</a> was that Android Wear was about to ge

TC Droidcast 44: Galaxy S6 Edge And Watches, Watches, Watches

This week, we talk a lot about watches since the first salvo of Apple Watch reviews are out, and we can finally compare it in practical terms to Android Wear. We also discuss the Galaxy S6, which has

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Android Wear, Nintendo, And Microsoft Windows 10

Weeks keep happening with no end in sight, and so we press on with our weekly gadgets podcast. This week, TAG Heuer, Intel, and Google announced a partnership that would bring Android Wear to a TAG He

TAG Heuer’s Android Move Means Switzerland Is Embracing The Smartwatch

Today the Swiss watch industry makes a major leap into embracing the smartwatch. LVMH Watch Group head Jean-Claude Biver is not a man to ignore pop culture and all that is modern even though he made h

Intel And Google Team Up With TAG Heuer To Bring Android Wear Uptown

Your next Android Wear watch could be a TAG Heuer. Intel and Google are today announcing a partnership with the iconic watch brand that will result in a TAG-branded Swiss watch powered by Android Wear

You Can Now Build Your Own Moto 360 Smartwatch On Moto Maker

Motorola’s Android Wear smartwatch, which led sales of Android Wear devices during their first year of availability, is now part of Moto Maker, the custom hardware design platform that lets shop

Pebble’s Smartwatch Now Officially Supports Android Wear Apps

Here's good news owners for the Pebble, the original smartwatch, who also have an Android device. Now your watch can take advantage of apps that support Google's Android Wear platform, in addition to

Why Is Apple Going To Have A Better Time Launching A Wearable?

At some point in the next few months (“Early 2015” can’t push much past March, can it?), Apple will release its Watch, likely defining the high end of the wearable category. The Appl

BlackBerry Pushing BBM Onto Android Wearables

BlackBerry is continuing to expand the reach of its erstwhile walled garden messaging app, BBM. The latest platform it's targeting is Google's wearable focused flavor of Android, Android Wear -- demoi

Google X’s Astro Teller Says Wearables Still Need A Killer App

Back in November, I had a chance to visit Google’s Mountain View headquarters to chat with Astro Teller, the head of Google X’s so-called “moonshot” projects, about the past, present, and futu

Sony SmartWatch 3 Review

Sony’s new Android Wear-powered SmartWatch 3 bucks a trend of the company releasing devices that use their own wearable platform, opting instead to jump on the bandwagon that includes a host of

TC Droidcast Episode 31: Pebble, ZenWatch, And Smartwatch 3

Join us as we chat about the Pebble gaining support for Android Wear interactive notifications, the Asus ZenWatch and the Sony Smartwatch 3. We also get a little bit futurist with our thoughts on Chro

Pebble 2.3 For Android Brings Interactive Notifications, Will Work With Android Wear-Ready Apps

Pebble’s upcoming Android software release will introduce support for directly replying to messages and performing other actions right from the watch based on inbound notifications. The 2.3 soft

Asus ZenWatch Review

Asus has entered the Android Wear fray, with a smartwatch that features a bold design, even though it opts for a rectangular face, and materials and looks that might make it the closest we’ve se

Android Wear Gets Experimental Offline Step Counting

Android Wear is a platform in progress, as evidenced by Google’s continual updates, bringing features like third-party watch face support and more big changes in periodic updates. One that also

TC Droidcast Episode 30: Cardboard VR, How Do You Wear Your Android Wear

This week, Google dropped so many updates today that we couldn’t help but talk about them, including new specs and software for the Google Cardboard smartphone-based VR program, and an updated v

Android Wear Gets Official Third-Party Watchface Support

Google is making good on a promise it made previously to the Android Wear community today, officially opening up watchface creation to third-party developers, complete with new tools, and a dedicated

LG G Watch R Review

The G Watch R is LG’s second Android Wear smartwatch, which is impressive given that the platform has only been available to the general public for about half a year, and other big Android OEMs

TC Droidcast Episode 28: Android Wear Weary, Go For GRID Gaming

On this week’s Droidcast, Chris Velazco joins us from a bathroom, Kyle Russell contributes from New Hampshire, Greg Kumparak rises from his sick bed, and Darrell Etherington hosts from the perma
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