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Android Wear messaging uses voice to reply to texts

The Smartwatch Battle is about to go on full throttle as Apple already introduced the Watch. Samsung, LG, and Moto may not directly rival with Apple’s first smartwatch but expect geeks to always compare Android Wear and Apple Watch.

OneNote now available for Android Wear

The recently concluded IFA 2014 in Berlin has reinforced what many are saying that we are entering the ear of the wearable, as smartwatches took center stage. A lot of developers have also been coming up with wearable-friendly apps or making exisitng apps relevant to health bands, smartwatches and the like. Microsoft is now getting on the Android Wear "revolution", by making its note-taking app One Note available for smartwatches that are running on the platform.

WearFaces makes Apple watch face for Android smartwatches

The more I looked at it, the more I was convinced I knew it from somewhere – it took a friend to look at my browser and say “Hey, that’s the Apple Watch, isn’t it?” For the record, I wasn’t looking at the newfangled smartwatch from Cupertino – I was looking at a smartwatch face designed by UhrArt and uploaded to an Android smartwatch via the same dev’s WearFaces app. The app allows for different watch face designs, and one of them mimicked that “colorful” design from Apple.

Samsung, Diesel Black Gold collaborate for Gear S accessories

Smartwatches are not just for functionality, but apparently, it can also serve as a fashion accessory. Samsung has teamed up with fashion line Diesel Black Gold to create accessories for its brand new smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S. This will be part of the Spring/Summer 2015 show of the Diesel line which is headed by its creative director Andreas Melbostad.

AT&T data plans for Timex wearables announced

Most of the wearables that are on the market today get their data connectivity from a paired smartphone. In some instances, having to pair your smartphone to the smartwatch and keep the smartphone with you can be a pain. One of those instances is when you are running or are very active.

Practice football skills on a wearable with SPS: Football

If you have dreams of becoming the next Lionel Messi, well at least digitally, then you better start practicing those football skills on your smartwatch now. Super Party Sports (SPS) has released the wearable edition of their Football game, exclusive for those that are running on Android Wear. The game is simple enough to run on a smartwatch but it claims that “boredom will have no chance” against the game, as long as your wrist doesn’t get tired from all that action.

Verizon accepting pre-orders for Moto 360 with metal bands

If you’re one of those who can’t wait to have Motorola’s first Android Wear smartwatch with its metal bands before anyone else, then you better switch (or stay) on over to Verizon. The US carrier is now accepting pre-orders for the highly vaulted Moto 360 with metal straps, ahead of the estimated fall official release. The round smartwatch has been teasing us for the past months with various leaks and rumors, and its unveiling at the IFA 2014 has made it a must-have accessory for the tech savvy.
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