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Color coordinate your outfit and watchface with DressWatch app

You might be able to easily change the wrist band of your smartwatch, but watchfaces allow you to inject style into your wearable. But what if you want it to match the color of your OOTD (that's Outfit of the Day for the uninitiated), it might take you a few minutes to search for a matching watchface. But a new Android Wear app called DressWatch will make it easier for the fashion conscious to do so.

TWRP 2.8.4 update improves Android Wear support

When it comes to Android custom recoveries, two of the most popular names are ClockworkMod Recover (CWM) and the Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP). The latter has become a crowd favorite for its more frequent updates and addition of graphical user interfaces. The latest 2.8.4 version, which builds on the major 2.8 release launched last September, tightens up some of the new MTP support features, gives more GUI functionality, and improves the integration with smartwatches.

WearResponses lets you reply to SMS with canned messages

Smartwatches have become more than just notification centers, particularly those running on the Android Wear platform. Aside from the health and tracking features, your wearable, with the assist of some apps, have made it possible for you to reply (within limited range) to text messages sent to your phone. One such app is WearResponse and it brings you more than just the standard responses available.

BBM for Android Wear smartwatches unveiled at CES 2015

As you can imagine Android was in full force at CES 2015 with lots of new products using the OS and designed to run on it. One of the things that turned up at the show that BBM fans might like is a new version of BBM that is designed to run on Android Wear smartwatches.

CES 2015 Roundup: Android in full throttle

The dust of CES 2015 has finally settled down, so now we can take a more holistic overview of what went down at the world's largest consumer electronics event. Unsurprisingly, Android is at the center of many of the new, and some old, devices we've seen. But while wearables, particularly smartwatches are still somewhat of a hot topic, we're now seeing Android's growing presence outside of its usual form factors, in particular in cars and in TVs. Join us for Android Community's recap of CES 2015.

Audi smartwatch hands-on: Android Wear, WebOS in play

Audi showed off a lot of smart automotive plans at CES 2015, but the subset of Audi fans and Android users were probably more enchanted by the car maker's smartwatch venture. Unfortunately, there has been some confusion on whether the company is planning to bank on Android Wear as initially presumed or on LG's webOS smartwatch venture, which was rumored a few months back. The slightly good news is that Audi is actually banking on both, and hinted that the Apple Watch might be joining too. But the rest of the story isn't as simple as that.

An exclusive look at Audi’s LG-made smartwatch

It's no longer news that the digital divide between mobile devices and cars are slowly thinning, and 2015 might be the year when the wall truly collapses. With endeavors like Google's Android Auto as well as Apple's CarPlay, we can expect more and more vehicles this year to integrate with our smartphones. But it isn't just smartphones either, as more and more car makers are adding support for smartwatches as well. Here at CES 2015, we take a closer look with Audi's smartwatch, a product of its collaboration with LG.

Hyundai’s Blue Link app now available for Android Wear

A man is walking across a full parking lot, when he realizes he forgets where he parked his car. He speaks into his watch, saying "Find car." He glances at the watch, and immediately walks towards the located car, speaks into his wrist again, and the door opens. No, this isn't a scene from a sci-fi movie back in the 90s. This can be an actual real-life scene, that is, if you're a Hyundai car owner. Welcome to life with your Blue Link smartwatch app.

Sony SmartWear luau: Steel SmartWatch 3, Smart B-Trainer headset

We've seen a lot of new gadgets and gizmos at the start of CES 2015 yesterday and tonight, it's Sony's turn on the stage. While not giving any clues about the next Xperia devices, the manufacturer is focusing on its SmartWear line. Nothing exactly new aside from what it calls a prototype device, but fans of Sony's smartwatches will most likely be delighted to know that the latest model now comes with a stainless steel edition. Sony has also improved its Lifelog platform to include more apps and services for your life and activity monitoring needs.

Lenovo Vibe Band VB10 hands-on

Smart watches have created itself a new category within the technology industry. With so many different options out there, who knows what’s best and most comfortable. It all boils down to opinion and preference. Lenovo has rolled out a new contender that might be able to beat out the competition. The VIBE Band VB10 is more than a fitness tracker, it interacts with your smartphone alongside social notifications. A clean metal body front cover with smooth rubber straps (~30 grams) and new features that notify you’ve steered too far from your phone make it stand out.
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