Android Wear

The Aria adds gesture control to your Android Wear smartwatch

Truth be told, there were a couple of things manufacturers – and even Android developers themselves – were willing to sacrifice just to have a microcomputer strapped on to your wrist. In situations where you are doing stuff where your hands are busy (don’t get any ideas) like eating, brushing your teeth, playing ping-pong, or anything that will stop you from swiping your smartwatch to see notifications – we were willing to gloss over that. But really, someone should have thought about it, and it’s about time “The Aria” came out – because someone did think about it.

LG gives official statement on G Watch R ‘no wifi’ issue

It has been kind of a roller coaster ride, a soap opera if you will, regarding the “no wifi” issue on the LG G Watch R smartwatch. The owners of the undoubtedly nice LG G Watch R were expecting that with the Android 5.1.1 update to Android Wear promising WiFi connectivity, their smartwatches would actually gain that feature. Much to their surprise and disappointment, this did not happen. We now get a clearer picture with the official LG statement.

OneDrive (beta) now has native PDF viewer, Android Wear watchface

A new beta update for Microsoft's cloud storage OneDrive brings a feature that other cloud services have had for some time now, and a weird feature for Android Wear devices that may be practically useless for now. If you sign up to get access to the beta update, you will be able to get native PDF support finally so you can properly view documents in that format and you'll also get a watchface even though you still won't be able to launch One Drive from your wearable.

Google to launch Brillo, another Android OS for the Internet of Things

Nothing is certain until the search giant makes an official announcement but Google is believed to be launching a new operating system under the Android brand. This new OS will be for the Internet of Things, a network of "things" embedded with software, electronics, sensors, and connectivity that allow data exchange with another connected device, operator, or the manufacturer with the aim of a greater value and service. It's a term that refers to anything that uses exchange of data to accomplish something with the use of existing technologies.

Do all your Gmail tasks on your Android Wear with Wear Mail Client

When smartwatches first came out in the market, people were just using them to track their activities and to receive notifications from their connected devices. But as with everything else digital, it has evolved into a whole new animal. Now you can do all sorts of things right from your wearable, including reading and responding to email. Wear Mail Client lets you do all your Gmail things, even without using your smartphone or tablet.

Google Maps for Android Wear pops up after phone app update

If Android Wear devices are expected to be worn on the wrist most of the time, we might as well take advantage of the features, new and old ones, and those navigation features we're only discovering. Those who regularly use Google Maps and actually have a smartwatch will notice a Google Maps app on your Android Wear device, or at least, those smartwatches that run the latest Android Wear software update.

Last chance to join the Huawei Watch Giveaway [DEALS]

With all the focus on the big players in the smartwatch industry, it might be too easy to forget the relatively smaller players that have products that are just as interesting, sometimes even better. The Huawei Watch didn't exactly make a big splash, but we found out for ourselves that it was a little hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. And now you can discover that yourself, for free even, if you get to be the lucky one in this Huawei Watch Giveaway that is quickly coming to a close.

Misfit launches EKOCYCLE Field Band for Shine

Misfit has got something new for the Shine activity tracker: the EKOCYCLE Field Band. The Coca-Cola Company and will.i.am partnered to work on special exclusive accessory for the Misfit Shine Fitness and Sleep Monitor. This one allows more personalization and customization of the activity monitor.

Android Wear 5.1.1 starts rolling out, brings emojis and new notifications

The latest version of the wearable platform, Android Wear 5.1.1, has finally rolled out. Some of the first ones to receive the update were LG G Watch and LG G Watch R users but we're expecting more smartwatch models will get the version in the next few days. If you have the latest smartwatch especially from LG, Sony, Motorola, or ASUS, you will receive the update soon or you can check manually on your device's settings.
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