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Pebble firmware update: more languages, more notifications

While other newer smartwatches have been coming out with more advanced features, some people still prefer the "classic" wearable design and functionality of a Pebble. Whether it's because of its platform flexibility or its ease of use and function, it still has a place in the market amidst the Android Wear and Tizen devices out there. A new firmware update brings more languages and notification options for users, to keep up with their continually growing international base as well.

ASUS ZenWatch now available, sort of

The much-awaited ASUS ZenWatch was listed on Google Play last week but only with a ‘Coming soon’ tag. We only learned that it comes with a $199 price tag and with an unknown availability. The next day, the Android team through Android Wear Senior Product Manager Jeff Chang proudly announced that the smartwatch is finally available not only on Google Play but also on Best Buy.

Android Wear companion app gets an Android Lollipop update

The past weeks have seen Google rapidly moving many of its apps into the age of Lollipop. Many Android Wear owners, however, might have been left wondering if and when they will benefit from such changes. Well, wonder no more, as the awaited update for smartwatch companion app seems to be on its way. And the best part is that the update will bring more than just a pretty Material face.

Sony SmartWatch 3 now available from Google Play Store

This year's Android Wear team is almost all but complete. Now almost all smartwatches are available on Google Play Store, with the exception of the ASUS ZenWatch, which is still to hit the market for the holidays. Today's latest inductee is the Sony SmartWatch 3, which can now be purchased directly from Google's online store with a price tag that just about reaches the high mark of the line. Except for the most expensive LG G Watch R, of course.

Asus Zenwatch adds to Android Wear catalog for the holidays

Google’s Android Wear family is slowly growing, with more gadgets coming as the holidays roll in. The most recent of these is the ASUS Zenwatch, with the wearable device coming initially to Best Buy this November 9. The smartwatch was teased at Google I/O in June, and it will add to the now growing list of Android wearables.

Get your wallets ready: AT&T’s November 7 madness sale

It isn't Black Friday yet but it might as well be, at least for AT&T's subscribers. The carrier announced this week a number of devices, both Android and Android-friendly ones, that will all land on November 7. So if you're in the market for a smartphone or a smartwatch, whether for yourself or for your kid, then better get your cash or credit cards ready, because this one will be a doozy.

Moto 360 cometh in gold and metal, updates abound

When smartwatches first came out, they were limited by technology and materials to square-ish or rectangular designs. Users, however, demanded that their smartwatches look more like watches and less like cramped smartphones. They wanted their smartwatches to look premium. And really, what could be more premium than a round-faced smartwatch with metal bands, or better yet, one that has metal bands in champagne gold color. Fortunately for smartwatch fans, that is exactly what Motorola is delivering with this latest batch of the Moto 360.

LG G Watch R now available from Google Play Store

LG's debut for its first and much hyped round smartwatch has finally come. At least as far as Google Play Store is concerned. The G Watch R has joined its brethren in Google's Android Wear gallery and is now available for purchase. It does come with a slightly higher price tag than the first batch of smartwatches, but the real question is whether the new stylish style justifies that price bump. Of course, the G Watch R definitely is more than just a pretty face.
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