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Facer Receives an Update to v4.0, Adds Watchmaker Series, HTML5 Widgets and More

Smartwatch sales may not be booming like they once were, but there is still a dedicated community behind them. Some smartwatch owners will just switch between the pre-installed watch faces, while others will look for unique ones created by the community. There are watch faces provided by 3rd-party developers in the Play Store, and then...

Google Has Updated Their Policy to Promote Standalone Android Wear Apps

With Android Wear 2.0, applications can run standalone on the device and can be installed through the Google Play Store. Past initial setup, a phone is technically no longer needed to use the smartwatch. From Android Wear 1.0 to 1.5, applications were distributed from the phone to the watch, as the watch could not install...

Basic Smart Trackers Such as Fitbit on the Decline, Smartwatches on the Way Up

Smartwatches have been accused of being gimmicks, being a small device on your wrist which pings you with notifications and in some cases can also analyze your heart rate or movement. Don't forget the price tag: a "decent" smartwatch (in the sense of it having a heart rate monitor, good processor, AMOLED panel and so...

How to Sync Do Not Disturb Mode Between Android Wear and Your Phone

Android Wear 2.0 has been a much-awaited update, with watches such as the Moto 360 Sport only now getting it while the update came out in May for the Huawei Watch. With the Wear 2.0 update came many improvements, including the device now being able to install applications directly on your watch and a keyboard...

Android Wear Battery Saver Mode on Android Oreo Will Now Vibrate on Priority Notifications

Android Oreo has brought in a lot of changes to improve the stock Battery Saver Mode. During the dev previews, we've seen Google change the status/navbar color to red instead of bright orange. And you can even customize it to your liking in the latest builds! But they say it's the little things that count,...

How to Pair Android Wear Watches to New Phones without Factory Resetting

Android Wear as a smartwatch operating system is not without its faults, but sadly while the more tech enthusiastic are likely to use it, the same people are also likely to install custom ROMs on their phones. This in most cases means having to wipe your smartwatch every time you switch to another flavor of...

A Summary of Google’s 101 Announcements at I/O 2017

The most anticipated event of the year for Android developers and Google fans is officially over. During the I/O 2017, Google announced many new features and improvements that should make their projects even better. Emily Wood, Google's Manager of Global Communication and Public Affairs, published a blog post with all 101 announcements that took place in...

Google Updates Complications API for Android Wear, Introduces Wear UI And Open-Sources Components

One of the announcements made at Google I/O is an updated Complications API. It will allow Android Wear developers to easily implement complications into watch faces. We have discussed Android Wear 2.0 earlier this year. The system is a huge step forward in terms of usability. Google wants to give developers the tools to create the...

Android Wear 2.0 on the Huawei Watch

In this new video from XDA TV, Eric takes a look at the Android Wear 2.0 update on his Huawei Watch. Android Wear 2.0 brought a lot of significant updates to smartwatches. With the update now being available on the Huawei Watch, this device might find its way back on to your wrist.

Android Wear 2.0 Arrives for The Original Huawei Watch

If you're a proud owner of the original Huawei Watch, then we have some good news for you: the Android Wear 2.0 update is now finally rolling out for your device. Android Wear 2.0 is a big step forward for the Wear platform as it brings in many much-needed improvements as well many new exciting...

Opinion: Huawei CEO’s Wearable Confusion Explains Why They Botched the Huawei Watch 2

Throughout Android Wear’s life thus far, there have arguably been two products that really stood out from the rest as “iconic” devices: the original Moto 360, and the Huawei Watch. The 360 ushered in a great, round design, and was leagues above something like the G watch or Gear Live in terms of aesthetics. However, the Moto 360...

Android Wear 2.0 Starts Rolling Out to Fossil Q Founder (2nd Gen) As Well

It has been close to two months since Google officially launched Android Wear 2.0. The LG Watch Style and Watch Sport were the first to come pre-loaded with this new update. It was not before this month Google finally started the rollout of Android Wear 2.0 for some of the supported watches. Earlier, Google said...