smartwatch

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.

Misfit launches EKOCYCLE Field Band for Shine

Misfit has got something new for the Shine activity tracker: the EKOCYCLE Field Band. The Coca-Cola Company and will.i.am partnered to work on special exclusive accessory for the Misfit Shine Fitness and Sleep Monitor. This one allows more personalization and customization of the activity monitor.

Android Wear 5.1.1 starts rolling out, brings emojis and new notifications

The latest version of the wearable platform, Android Wear 5.1.1, has finally rolled out. Some of the first ones to receive the update were LG G Watch and LG G Watch R users but we're expecting more smartwatch models will get the version in the next few days. If you have the latest smartwatch especially from LG, Sony, Motorola, or ASUS, you will receive the update soon or you can check manually on your device's settings.

Rockioo is a stand-alone smartwatch for exercise enthusiasts

There are a lot of various smartwatches in the market now, and the recent entry of the Apple Watch has made it even more competitive and crowded. A new Kickstarter project is attempting to capture a part of the pie with its stand-alone design and features that will appeal to the exercise enthusiast and the outdoor fanatic. Does the Rockioo Watch have what it takes to go head to head with various smartwatches and fitness wearables in the market?

Google’s first Apple Watch app may not be their best one yet

It looks like Google's first foray into smartwatch apps outside of the Android Wear platform may not be as successful or as well-received as they would hope for. Early reviews for their News & Weather app for the Apple Watch have not been kind, so they might want to get back to the drawing board for this one. Even Yahoo, who has long been a very far bridesmaid to Google, has apparently made a better one than their rival.

Samsung Gear SDK released for download, be ready to use a rotating bezel

Samsung is rumored to release their first round-face smartwatch but we don't know when exactly. It's not really a mystery since hints of a round-shaped user interface is already on the Samsung Gear page for developers. Actually, we saw some clues about an upcoming smartwatch with rotating bezel from Samsung as early as November last year. Samsung is not really new in the smartwatch game but the company has been releasing box-shaped Galaxy Gear models since it first joined the wearable industry.

Get an old-school Macintosh software on your Android Wear

If you're one of those people who still harp on the beauty of the 1987 (yes, that's not a typo!) Macintosh II System 6 OS, then you'll be pretty stoked to now that you can run it on your regular Android Wear device. Or at least some sort of the old-school OS. A YouTube user has created a hack that will allow you to run the OS on your smartwatch, complete with menu bars and all.