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Wear Mini Launcher lets you manage apps in your smartwatch

Unlike with smartphones where you can still survive without an app launcher, Android Wear smartwatches aren't that great yet when it comes to managing and launching apps. You'd have to rely on apps like Wear Mini Launcher in order to quickly find the tools you need at that moment when you need it. Aside from getting to the apps, you also get to customize your settings and options so that it's easier for you to manage your smartwatch, even without opening your smartphone.

Nexus Player and Moto 360 get price discount from Google Store, Amazon

Google has just listed the Nexus Player on sale with a $20 discount only months after its official launch last year. From the original retail price of $99.99, the Nexus Player is now $79.99. The Android-powered set-top box's price drop is an indication that perhaps the Nexus Player isn't really selling and flying off the shelves or Google could be planning for a new version already.

ReVault is world’s first smartwatch with wireless storage

Smartwatches certainly have potential to have more functions than just display notifications, allow WiFi calling, and act as a health and fitness tracker. A smartwatch is such a small device but it can be powerful and highly functional and that's what the team behind the ReVault is aiming: introduce a smartwatch with wearable wireless storage.

The Aria adds gesture control to your Android Wear smartwatch

Truth be told, there were a couple of things manufacturers – and even Android developers themselves – were willing to sacrifice just to have a microcomputer strapped on to your wrist. In situations where you are doing stuff where your hands are busy (don’t get any ideas) like eating, brushing your teeth, playing ping-pong, or anything that will stop you from swiping your smartwatch to see notifications – we were willing to gloss over that. But really, someone should have thought about it, and it’s about time “The Aria” came out – because someone did think about it.

LG gives official statement on G Watch R ‘no wifi’ issue

It has been kind of a roller coaster ride, a soap opera if you will, regarding the “no wifi” issue on the LG G Watch R smartwatch. The owners of the undoubtedly nice LG G Watch R were expecting that with the Android 5.1.1 update to Android Wear promising WiFi connectivity, their smartwatches would actually gain that feature. Much to their surprise and disappointment, this did not happen. We now get a clearer picture with the official LG statement.

Stop! Pebble Time shipping on May 27

The original Pebble smartwatch was the first smartwatch to be particularly successful on Kickstarter and commercially. After the Pebble landed on the scene, there were hoards of other smartwatches that launched and sold decently. Fans of the Pebble watch looking for the next big thing from the company will already know about the Pebble Time smartwatch.

Do all your Gmail tasks on your Android Wear with Wear Mail Client

When smartwatches first came out in the market, people were just using them to track their activities and to receive notifications from their connected devices. But as with everything else digital, it has evolved into a whole new animal. Now you can do all sorts of things right from your wearable, including reading and responding to email. Wear Mail Client lets you do all your Gmail things, even without using your smartphone or tablet.

Google Maps for Android Wear pops up after phone app update

If Android Wear devices are expected to be worn on the wrist most of the time, we might as well take advantage of the features, new and old ones, and those navigation features we're only discovering. Those who regularly use Google Maps and actually have a smartwatch will notice a Google Maps app on your Android Wear device, or at least, those smartwatches that run the latest Android Wear software update.

Last chance to join the Huawei Watch Giveaway [DEALS]

With all the focus on the big players in the smartwatch industry, it might be too easy to forget the relatively smaller players that have products that are just as interesting, sometimes even better. The Huawei Watch didn't exactly make a big splash, but we found out for ourselves that it was a little hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. And now you can discover that yourself, for free even, if you get to be the lucky one in this Huawei Watch Giveaway that is quickly coming to a close.
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