Android Wear

Some apps in Apple’s App Store rejected for mentioning Pebble support

The Pebble smartwatch and OS may have been around longer than either the Android Wear platform and the Apple Watch, but that doesn't mean it's going to get a "free pass", at least not from Apple. Reports say that some apps are being rejected from publication in the Apple App Store, because they make mention of Pebble Smartwatch support. This doesn't bode well for the rumor that Google plans to make their platform open to iOS as well.

No WiFi support for some smartwatches from LG, Asus

Apparently, not all Android Wear smartwatches are created equal. While those who own the Moto 360 and the Sony Smartwatch 3 are rejoicing that they will have WiFi support from the latest update from the wearable platform, some smartwatches like the LG G Watch, G Watch R, and the Asus Zenwatch will not be getting this additional connectivity from Android. There is still no word from Samsung on whether their devices have WiFi antennas.

LG Watch Urbane first to run latest Android Wear software

Before the LG G4's release, LG will first roll out the premium LG Watch Urbane. South Koreans will first get a hold of the latest smartwatch before it arrives in Europe, North America, and other parts of Asia in the coming weeks. Other countries like Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Australia, France, UK, United States, Italy, and India will be be able to buy the watch from the Google Store this April.

Sony Smartwatch 3 gets new features with latest Android Wear update

Google really is serious with Android Wear and the smartwatch game. Why, the wearable platform was recently updated and has gotten phone free usage and new hands free gestures. Interaction has become more natural as well because you can now scroll through notifications cards "hands free". Flicking your wrist inward or outward to go through notifications is now possible. You can also draw on your smartwatch's face an emoji and watch will translate it to the closest emoji. This then will be used to send to a contact via Hangouts, SMS, or other instant messaging apps support.

Android Wear gets new hands free gestures, phone free usage in update

You feel the hype for smartwatches and wrist-based wearables slowly plateauing, but Google is still very much committed to pushing for the maturity of Android Wear as a platform. As more and more people find it close to normal to access their notifications and messages from their wrist, Android Wear is looking to bring newer features to make this interaction more natural.

Learn more about places with Field Trip’s Android Wear support

If you haven't yet discovered the joys of having the Field Trip app on your smartphones, now you can start receiving info about all the cool facts and tidbits in your area through your wrists. The Google-powered app has now included support for Android Wear, receiving the same features that you receive on your Android smartphone from the app, but optimized for your wearable device.

New Watch Faces turn Moto 360’s flat tire into Little Worlds

The first-gen Moto 360 may soon have a follow up since we’ve been seeing a lot of leaked photos lately. The Motorola smartwatch was also recently made available in Moto Maker so anyone can customize his own Moto 360 while Google even slashed off a hundred bucks from its original price. The company has great plans for the the smartwatch line but like any gadget or device introduced in the market today, it’s not a stranger to comments and snide remarks. One of the most memorable comments is that “flat tire” that you can see at the bottom of the screen.
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