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Gameboy Color games can run on Android Wear

We always knew more fun and geeky stuff would be available on any device running Android Wear but not this early. Well, the wearable device OS is easy to customize anyway so no wonder a Gameboy emulator has been transported to a Samsung Gear Live by Davenport. He’s the same guy who previously ran Windows 95 on Android Wear.

Microsoft has Android Wear keyboard that draws on smartwatch

While smartwatches are definitely catching on, particularly for the early adapters of technology, the idea of having keyboards on the watchfaces are still pretty much a novelty. Given the small screen space, it does feel weird to have a full-fledged keyboard on your wearable. Microsoft has come up with a sort of alternative to that, with its newly-released keyboard that actually lets you draw the letters and characters on your smartwatch that runs on the Android Wear platform, particularly if it's square or the Moto 360.

Android-powered Halo smartwatch is both analog and digital

Smartwatch era? I can’t say we’re already in that period but smartwatches are being introduced left and right ever since Apple announced its own Watch wearable device. However, the Cupertino giant is not the first to officially bring a smartwatch in the market. The likes of Samsung and Kickstarter-funded Pebble went ahead with the smartwatch idea and turned out to be popular. Although let’s admit it, Apple’s iPod Nano worn as a watch was the inspiration. Motorola and LG have joined the bandwagon the past months while HTC is still working on a model. Other manufacturers are expected to follow suit but this one from Longshine is a bit different.

Sony SmartWatch 3 lands at Verizon in Oct

The wearables market is growing rapidly with new products seemingly launching all the time. The next new smartwatch product to land at Verizon will be the SmartWatch 3 from Sony, and the device is set to land at the carrier this month.

Endomondo gets compatible with Android Wear, Samsung Gear S

Popular sports and lifestyle tracking app Endomondo is now integrated with wearable platform Android Wear and its devices, as well as the Tizen-run Samsung Gear S. This means you can now use the app on your LG G Watch, G Watch R, Moto 360, Samsung Gear Live, ASUS Zenwatch, and the Sony Smartwatch 3, the wearable devices that are using Android Wear. The Sports Tracker app in particular now works well with these devices, letting you have access to stats and data while you do your workout.

Samsung Gear S smartwatch gets full Opera Mini browser

If you ever looked down at your wrist and wished that your smartwatch could surf the web, Opera has a new browser for you. The new browser is a full-web browser that is designed specifically to run on the Samsung Gear S smartwatch running Tizen. The browser is a version of Opera Mini.

LG G Watch R finally launching, first in Korea

We’re finally getting word that LG’s round-face smartwatch – the LG G Watch R – is finally launching, albeit in their home market in South Korea first. LG has had a history of doing that, and so we in the international tech community and consumers at large would have to wait just a bit more for the international launch.

Garmin’s Forerunner 920XT is tracker for the fitness-minded

It seems that the past few months have seen a glut of lifestyle-tracking wearable devices in the market. One brand that is aiming to make its mark as well is Garmin and its new Forerunner 920XT seems to be packed with features that would appeal to the seriously fitness-minded as well as the beginner who would like to be seriously fitness-minded.
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