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New Android Wear watch faces go sci-fi

It was just a few decades ago when the idea of wearable devices, speaking into your watch, swiping onto screens were still considered science fiction. But now that the day has finally arrived when all those are readily available and commonplace, some think it would be fun to integrate a bit of pop culture sci-fi into your wearables. Two such sci-fi watch faces are now available for the Android Wear platform.

Android Wear app EchoWear identifies songs you hear

Have you ever been in a public place, heard a song over the PA system which you can’t place the title and artist, then have the song haunt you until you sleep? That was probably a scenario from a few years back, when we didn’t have Google or Shazam and the likes. But now it’s easy enough if you have an app that helps you identify the song or you remember a line or two which you then can Google to find out the title. A new Android Wear app makes it even easier for those who have smartwatches.

Minuum shows how it’s done on Android Wear smartwatches

The idea of a virtual keyboard on a smartwatch seems very laughable for some, but Minuum has been at the forefront of revolutionising how we use keyboards, and they believe it will work on devices as small as wearables. They are now officially the first keyboard that will work on the Android Wear platform, specifically for the Samsung Gear Live, the LG G Watch and the soon to arrive Moto 360.

Ritot projects time and notifications onto your hand

Wearable technology is still very much a baby in terms of what can be dreamed of and what can actually be done. A new product that is trying to get into the market is trying to get people excited about the fact that you can now project the time and your notifications onto your skin. Yes, if things go well, Ritot will become the first projection watch in the market.

Android Wear now gets a Calendar app

As the Android Wear platform is slowly gaining traction in the wearable technology market, with the arrival of the LG G Watch, the Samsung Live Gear and the upcoming Moto 360, apps that are specifically for the smartwatches are coming in. One of the most basic needs of wearables is a calendar app that is small enough to fit into the watch but also big enough to actually read.

Android Wear can light lamps and make you popcorn

OK, so maybe it won't directly make you some movie time chow, but your Android Wear watch smartwatch can at least turn on the popcorn maker to start the process. In fact, it can turn on and off almost any smart appliance, taking the new generation of smartwatches beyond the simple notification mirroring that Google has so far been demonstrating.

Wear Mini Launcher gives quick access to smartwatch apps

While smartwatches are supposed to make our lives easier by letting us read notifications and do tasks without opening our devices, it’s still in its early stages and so it’s still a pain to use sometimes. It takes users a few steps to open an app, even with the voice prompt feature. Wear Mini Launcher is a new app created for wearables, specifically to give easy access to locally installed apps on your smartwatch.

Fleksy adds 15 languages in beta, updates messenger app

Due to insistent demand from its users and a desire to strengthen itself in the international market, virtual keyboard Fleksy announced that they are adding 15 new languages to its beta version. They also revealed that they are doing their first update for their Messenger App for the Samsung Gear smartwatch, including adding support for non-Android Wear Gear devices on the Tizen platform.

Adidas miCoach FIT SMART goes back to simple but smart

Just because smartwatches are on the rise doesn't mean smart fitness bands, which have long been in the wearable market first, are out of fashion. As if to prove that point, Adidas has just unveiled its second generation miCoach wearable device, the FIT SMART, which won't require a degree in computer science to operate.
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