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Next Android Wear update will bring single tap gesture, watch-to-watch communication

More features are coming to Android Wear via the next software update scheduled for release this before July ends or early August. It's a minor update on the wearable platform but it's expected to bring a number of great features like single tap gesture and a new watch-to-watch communication method that can make your Android Wear-powered smartwatch more fun and entertaining to use.

Watch YouTube videos on your Android Wear with new app

Your smartwatch may not be the most ideal device with which to watch videos on, but aren't there moments when you can't bring out your smartphone and you just absolutely have to view something right then and there? Well, if that video is on YouTube and if you have a wearable running on Android Wear, then you will be able to do so. A new app called Video for Android Wear & YouTube is pretty self-explanatory as to what it will do for you.

Casio finally entering the smartwatch market early next year

The smartwatch industry isn't just the domain of OEMs as more and more traditional watchmakers are joining the fray. We've seen Tag Heuer, Montblanc, and others coming up with their own wearables the past few months (although IWC has stated they won't be entering this field anytime soon). With the arrival of the Apple Watch, brands are scrambling to either compete with them head-on, or try to become the next best thing or an alternative to the expected wearable powerhouse. Japanese company Casio will now be joining the growing market as well with their first smartwatch.

LG Chem intros new Hexagon battery for smartwatches

After South Korean giant Samsung announcing that it's working on a new battery technology with double capacity, here comes its rival LG also with a new battery technology. This time though, LG Chem's offering is a smaller battery that is ideal to be used on future smartwatches. This is LG's entry into the relatively new industry of small batteries for wearables.

Ford set to launch MyFord app for Android Wear

US-based car makers Ford is making an effort so that they do not get left behind in the in-car infotainment system space as it debuts the MyFord Mobile app extension. The app will be made specifically for smartwatches, which means Android Wear for Android users and the Apple Watch on iOS, even as Ford brings online its new SYNC 3 infotainment system.

Deus Ex Aria brings gesture control power to your wearable

The idea of a smartwatch goes beyond it being used as a small wrist computer, health and fitness tracker, and a notifications device. The technology is new but it has been rapidly evolving, thanks to smartwatch developers especially those who believe that Android Wear is THE future of wearables.

Pre-orders for Pebble Time devices now up on Best Buy

True enough, as previously announced, the brand new Pebble Time devices are already up for pre-order on the Best Buy website starting today. The much awaited colored and touch screen smartwatches from one of the pioneers in wearables started out as a Kickstarter project, but now that the supporters have finally gotten theirs, they are opening up orders to the public, but only if you live or your delivery address is in the US. The rest of the world will have to wait a little longer.

New Android Wear watch faces now available on Google Play

Google's Android Wear team has just announced a bunch of new Android Wear watchfaces. It took some time for the Android Wear developers to announce this new series since the last batch was released last December. Sure, there may be other watch faces available but these new ones are from the Android team, designed exclusively by 17 popular brands in retail and fashion today.
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