Android Wear

Google Maps and API for Android Wear updated, more travel apps integrated

The Android Wear wearable platform by Google is expected to get bigger and better this year as the Internet giant continues to introduce new features and develop new functions. There's always something new to explore and if you have an Android Wear device, you can get all the information you need even if you are in an unfamiliar area. Why, Google has updated the API for Android Wear and Google Maps app recently to bring data you need in a timely manner.

Half-Life spotted running on Android Wear

Now we know it is possible, because someone has actually published a video of an Android Wear smartwatch running the 1998 vintage classic shooting game “Half-Life”. It’s not quite Half-Life 3 yet, but it’s definitely something. You would ask “why?”, but there is no answer to that. People just go ahead and do stuff, they don’t need any other reason to be awesome.

ASUS ZenWatch gets a price cut on Google Store, free shipping included

Nothing much to say here but the ASUS ZenWatch just received a price cut on Google Store. From $199.99, it's now down to $129.99. This smartwatch was announced at last year's IFA and was soon made available before year 2014 ended. There's a new ZenWatch recently unveiled by ASUS but the version on sale is the model that the company used to mock the Apple Watch. This discount is somehow expect since the ZenWatch 2 is coming very soon.

Next Android Wear update will bring single tap gesture, watch-to-watch communication

More features are coming to Android Wear via the next software update scheduled for release this before July ends or early August. It's a minor update on the wearable platform but it's expected to bring a number of great features like single tap gesture and a new watch-to-watch communication method that can make your Android Wear-powered smartwatch more fun and entertaining to use.

Watch YouTube videos on your Android Wear with new app

Your smartwatch may not be the most ideal device with which to watch videos on, but aren't there moments when you can't bring out your smartphone and you just absolutely have to view something right then and there? Well, if that video is on YouTube and if you have a wearable running on Android Wear, then you will be able to do so. A new app called Video for Android Wear & YouTube is pretty self-explanatory as to what it will do for you.
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