Android Wear

LG Watch Urbane gets iFixit teardown, relatively easy repair

The iFixit team has put LG’s top-of-the-line Android Wear smartwatch – the LG Watch Urbane – squarely in its sights for a teardown treatment. Smartwatches are generally more prone to issues and breaks than smartphones, given the watches’ proximity to bodily movement. The teardown would most likely show if the LG Watch Urbane would at least be easy to repair, if needed.

Android Tool for Mac allows ADB-like tasks from Mac OS

Nod slowly if you agree with us, that this seems like the oddest of pairs – an Android mobile device and a Mac laptop or desktop. But it happens in the real world, so tools need to be developed for this special partnership between Android and Mac OS. One of the tools available today for such a situation is Android Tool for Mac.

TAG Heuer smartwatch out this year from LVMH with a hefty price tag

TAG Heuer is not new to the tech industry. It's been making several luxury smartphones the past few years. Remember the TAG Heuer Racer and the $6700 TAG Heuer LINK Android handsets? Just last month, the luxury watchmaker announced that it's joining the smartwatch game together with Intel and Google. We're already expecting this will be pricey at $1,000. Ordinary Android Wear smartwatches are priced below $400 so this one is far more expensive.

Google Keep for Android Wear allows note-taking without typing

Google Keep keeps on  imrpoving and helping more Android users with its features. The productivity app went live officially two years ago and has since received numerous updates. The latest one includes new organization features plus sharing of "to do" lists with family. While taking notes on the Android app is already possible and is actually easy and convenient, it needs to be updated for use with Android Wear on a smartwatch.

Someone got Android Wear (kinda) running on Tizen smartwatches

While Tizen seems to be a pretty decent smartwatch platform, compared to Android Wear, it still seems light years away. And it looks like Samsung, aside from its Gear Live, has no intention of coming out further with wearables that will run on Google's platform and will stick it out with their own. But a developer doesn't want to give up, taking four long months to try and port Android Wear into the Samsung Gear 2, and it looks like finally, he has succeeded.

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.
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